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Office Building / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

  • Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
  • Location: Annette-Allee 3, 48149 Münster, Germany
  • Project Manager: Ulrich Schimtenings
  • Architects Case Study: Olga Ritter, Mathias Astrom, Kilian Jockisch
  • Architects Realization: Heinz Josef Döpper, Mathias Astrom, Olga Ritter
  • Area: 1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau

© Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau © Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau © Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau © Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau

  • Landscape Design: West 8
  • Structural Engineer: CBP Tragwerksplanung
  • Building Services: Ingenieurbüro Mittag
  • Energy Consulting: TransSolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Cost: 3 million EUR
  • Gross Volume: 4,700 m3
© Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau
© Günther Wett / FRENER & REIFER Metallbau

Situated in an exposed position in Münster close to the Aasee, the office building forms the end of a row of buildings facing the lake. The starting point for the design concept was a provision in the development plan for the top floor of all buildings to be set back. By cre- ating several circular cut-outs, this set-back feature has not been limited to the top floor. 

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It has been extended into the floors below by taking out cylindrical sections forming terraces and a covered entrance area. The cantilevered elements have been suspended so that all external terraces are free of supports. This has the effect that the otherwise stable rectan- gular shape appears to have lost its balance. However, this slightly irritating aspect lends the building its expressive and memorable appearance.

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