Extension, Reconstruction and Redevelopment of Headquarters
Optimizing by Concentration
Within the outline of our new master plan, we developed a large scale structure to leave behind the cluttered and overcome facilities on the site. The gain of the complex scheme is the reduction of space requirement combined with a new quality of workplace. We cater for this through our architecture and project management.
Landmark for Wuppertal
The large office structure built on a slope is resting on a pedestal and consists of three parallel buildings. Into this pedestal of the overall structure we integrated parts of the existing facilities. The nine story tall buildings positioned perpendicular to the contours accentuate the undulating landscape.
By locating the supporting structure of the building rows in the façade, each floor is free of columns along the entire width of 16,5 meters. For most efficient use of the office space, we designed a unique furniture system.
As future landmark of the valley, the material selected for building is decisive. We planned indigenous black basalt lava covering for the pedestal, the office buildings on these are contrasted by light-colored limestone.
Engineering Prize 2010
For the head office of Barmenia Versicherungen in Wuppertal, aib and the consulting engineers SchülkeWiesmann jointly won the German Engineering Prize 2010.
Client: Barmenia Krankenversicherung aG
Gross Floor Area: 42,000 m²
Construction Costs: 130.0 million EUR
Team aib: Kai-Uwe Lompa, Martin Linge, Dimosthenis Dassios (deceased), Oliver Keil, Philippe Vernin, Detlev Gather, Peter Wallaschek, Bernd Dohrmann, Waltraud Mühlhoff, Stefanie Marquardt, H.-G. Lang, Christian Bergmann, Achim Reichert
aib Services: General Planning, Project Management
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