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Factory Building on the Vitra Campus – Weil am Rhein, Germany

Posted in Built by shijunxu on May 1, 2018

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Building: Factory Building on the Vitra Campus
Architect: SANAA
Location: Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
Completed: 2012
Area: 220175.79 sq.ft.
Architectural Execution: Mayer Bährle Freie Architekten BDA, NKBAK
Structural planning: Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH; SAPS – Sasaki and Partners
Energy technology: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
HVAC: Henne & Walter Engineering Office for Technical Building Systems
Building Automation: Baumgartner GmbH
Facade construction and implementation: STRABAG AG
Structural physics: Horstmann + Berger Engineering Office for Structural Physics

AE Interest: The curtain façade elements are made of acrylic glass with an undulating surface, measuring 1.8 meters in width by 11 meters in height – equal to the height of the building. The individual panels were first cast in flat sheets, then heated to 60 degrees Celsius and vacuum moulded to create the wave structure; The building is rounded in shape, but not quite circular, and is composed of two half-round concrete shells that are connected to one another; The oval form optimizes logistical processes by allowing trucks sufficient room for circulating in. [1]
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