Concept for an industrial building with an expandable and subdividable typology
Warehouse and office building complex Alpha 1 and 2, Publicare GmbH, Cologne
The building complex Alpha 1 and 2 is located in the new Triotop industrial park in Cologne. The heart of the building is the two-storey warehouse space, which is traversed by Virendeel trusses and receives daylight not only from many windows but also from two roof lanterns overhead. The expandable and subdividable typology offers a flexibility that is independent of the current user and pragmatic for industrial buildings.
This project was put up for discussion in the network series “wieweiterarbeiten – Workspaces of the Future“.
|Completion||2006 (Alpha 1) / 2010 (Alpha 2)|
|Planning period||2005–2006 (Alpha 1) / 2009–2010 (Alpha 2)|
|Developer||Hiba Grundbesitz GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne|
|Architect / planner|
|Planning partners||Ingenieurbüro Rapita (building services), Mönchengladbach; gkp Fassadentechnik (façade design, Alpha 1), Aadorf; ISRW Dr.-Ing. Klapdor (building physics and acoustics, Alpha 2), Düsseldorf|
|Building costs (gross)||3.2 M € (Alpha 1, CCP 1-9)|