An architect team from Ingenhoven Architects has been designed a slender high-rise tower in Offenburg, Germany. Burda High-Rise is a 7,200 m² project that started in 2002 and completed in 2004. Besides an extra storey, a double facade is also added to create more spaces and allow natural ventilation.
This tower is built to be a highly-visible architectural sign, especially for a successful Burda company of printing and publishing in Offenburg, Germany. The tower has been refurbished in 1960, resulting in a building with a double-skin facade for natural ventilation, efficient services, flexible usage, and open offices.
This project is a part of a comprehensive reorganization where the original edifice is stripped down to its structure. In this tower, an extra storey is also added to provide space at the top of the building for conference rooms. Additional interior space can be created thanks to the double facade. This facade also allows natural ventilation almost year-round.
This way also can avoid the provision of full air conditioning for the building and the operating costs also can be reduced. This building is conditioned and heated through a custom-designed heating-cooling baffle with awesome integrated lighting.
Burda High-Rise Gallery
Photography: Ingenhoven Architects