- Client : SMA Solar Technology AG
- Cost : 4.8 Mio. €
- City : Niestetal
- Country : Germany
New car park for SMA Solar Technology AG
The company SMA Solar Technology AG decided to build the employee car park described here to meet the parking requirements generated by the construction of the adjacent production facility.
It is planned to construct another production facility for the company’s Service department on the north-eastern boundary of the site. The elevations of the two buildings on Dresdener Strasse will be constructed using the same material and will be connected by a continuous roof-mounted solar power system.
The car park was designed as an open four-storey structure in accordance with the Car Park Ordinance (Garagenverordnung). It provides 561 parking spaces for passenger cars and 23 spaces for motorcycles. Seventeen of the passenger car spaces on the ground floor are designated as disabled parking spaces.
The site is accessed from the south-west side of the building via an entrance and exit on Mündener Strasse (see site plan). Another entrance to the building for motorcycles is located on the north-eastern boundary, which is also on Mündener Strasse.
The car park’s three open façades have a curtain-wall made of expanded metal mesh which extends from the ground to the lower edge of the solar power roof structure.
A parking guidance system is installed on all levels to prevent lengthy searching for parking spaces. The spatial enclosure on the top level of the car park is provided by a roof-mounted solar power system.