New office, reception and exhibition building

New office, reception and exhibition building

Architect
CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects
Location
Wiesbaden, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Exhibition Centres

Offices
Thomas Herrmann Photography

New office, reception and exhibition building for Gramenz GmbH

CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects as Architects

The company Gramenz, founded in 1957, is one of the leading horticulture and landscaping companies in the Rhine-Main area. Large-scale landscaping projects as well as private gardens and the entire range of garden maintenance services are part of their business profile.

photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography

The new office building is on the edge of Wiesbaden, surrounded by agricultural fields. A simple building with a monopitch roof, the design language blends perfectly with the surrounding agricultural structures and the existing company buildings. As well as offices, the building houses a large sub-divisible conference room and the reception and exhibition hall.

photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography

The building has been greened inside and out:

-          The monopitch roof has a solar green roof.

-          The facade has been planted with wild vines, which will cover the entire area over the years. A partial wire system serves as a trellis.

-          The reception and exhibition hall has been planted with trees and a facade greening system installed on the walls, creating a vertical indoor garden.

photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography

The greening helps to prevent overheating in summer and significantly reduces the need for air conditioning. The wide variety of plants also helps to establish a microclimate, absorb CO2 and dust, and promote species diversity.

The building is heated using biomass, while the ideally aligned photovoltaic system on the roof covers the majority of the building's electricity needs for lighting, IT and air conditioning.

photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography

Materials and surfaces

  • Facade greenery system (wild vines planted with a partial wire system on the exterior walls)
  • Vertical indoor garden (planted interior wall)
  • Greenery in reception and exhibition hall builds a connection to the landscape on the outside
  • Solar green roof
  • Plastered facade
  • Folding sliding aluminium windows

Team:
Client: Roland Gramenz
Team: Roger Christ | Ronni Neuber | Christiane Bolesta | Julia Christ | Mirjam Berg | David Lee Hunter 

photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography
photo_credit Thomas Herrmann Photography
Thomas Herrmann Photography
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