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Wiel Arets Architects completes glass office cubes

[FIRST LOOK + DATA] European practice Wiel Arets Architects has completed a glass walled office complex in Germany

Six separate buildings make up the 13,500m² office complex in Ravensburg. These individual buildings are based on the proportions and dimensions of existing urban villas within the local area.

The office cubes are interconnected and joined by a transparent glazed outer skin at the ground floor which gives the impression of a ‘singular identity to the project as well as allowing the individual buildings to be distinguished’.

The ground floor houses a café, a conference centre and walled gardens with the office spaces located above.


Project data

Location Ravensburg, Germany
Type of project Office Building, Headquarters
Client Schwäbischer Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Architects Wiel Arets Architects
Structural Engineers ABT, SSF-Ingenieure
M&E consultant Winter-Ingenieure, HL-Technik, IHG-Technik
Lighting consultant HL-Technik
Tender date 2008
Start on site date 2009
Completion date 2013
Gross internal floor area 13500m²
Form of contract and/or procurement General planning contract
Total cost €24million
Wall u-values 0,26 W/m²K
Floor u-values 0,22 W/m²K
Roof u-values 0,25 W/m²K
Glazing u-values 1,10 W/m2K
Renewable technologies used geothermal energy 

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