Construction of a new company headquarters with integrated photovoltaic façade
KACO new energy, Neckarsulm
The company headquarters for KACO new energy GmbH strikes a balance between the landscape and the industrially dominated space of the city. The assembly and office areas are united into a single building form by a photovoltaic façade and, as a result, take on the scale of the neighbourhood. The wing for company management, which appears to float above the building thanks to the joint-like storey of ribbon windows, presents itself to the roundabout as a canopy with a wide-reaching symbolic presence.
This project was discussed in the network series “wieweiterarbeiten – Workspaces of the Future“.
|Developer||Kaco new energy GmbH|
|Planning partners||Ingenieurbüro Wagner + Klein, Bad Friedrichshall; SIB GmbH & Co.KG, Ing.-Büro für Elektrotechnik, Heilbronn|
|Size/area||2,500 m² (production), 3,800 m² (administration and development)|
|Building costs (gross)||between 800 and 1,200 €/m² GFA|