the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Warehouse
  4. Switzerland
  5. Oppenheim Architecture
  6. 2010
  7. Enea Headquarters / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Enea Headquarters / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

  • 00:00 - 16 December, 2010
Enea Headquarters / Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Enea Headquarters / Oppenheim Architecture + Design, © Martin Rütschi
© Martin Rütschi

© Martin Rütschi © Martin Rütschi © Martin Rütschi © Martin Rütschi + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jona, 8645 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
  • Project Team

    Chad Oppenheim, Juan Calvo, Juan López, Santhosh Shanmugam and, Beat Huesler
  • Renderings

    Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Area

    30000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The project, located at the shores of the Obersee in Switzerland, will house the headquarters of the internationally recognized landscape architecture firm Enea Garden Design. It emerges from the site as a wooden volume, discrete and elegant, and blends with the landscape as it responds to the natural environment, boundary lines and zoning conditions.  After the break are drawings and photographs of this new headquarters.

The program includes greenhouses, warehouses, workshops, showrooms and administrative areas. The sequence of these components contributes to the volumetric arrangement of the building - all areas are connected by a service corridor that runs along the building and organizes not only the circulation between spaces, but the production line of the company itself.

The building derives its form from programmatical and site conditions – on one hand, the flow of the processes and program required in the program and their architectural resolution generate a long and low building broken where access points are needed, on the other hand, natural site conditions such as illumination and wind, the service access and the necessity of differentiating front and back - entrance and service areas - make the long mass the appropriate response. Its architectural simplicity is reinforced by the necessity of architectural sobriety and respect towards the elements and nature at the site.

© Martin Rütschi
© Martin Rütschi

The materials to be used look forward to merge with the natural environment externally - in aesthetical terms, as well as internally - in functional terms. Energy efficiency is decisive in the design process, so the project, consequently, is based entirely on the idea of taking advantage of natural resources such as natural light, natural insulating systems and natural energy conservation systems such as geothermal exchange, green roofs, etc. It is also planned that ‘green’ materials such as reclaimed wood and energy efficient fixtures will be used for a greater building performance.

© Martin Rütschi
© Martin Rütschi

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Oppenheim Architecture
Office
Cite: "Enea Headquarters / Oppenheim Architecture + Design" 16 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/96665/enea-headquarters-oppenheim-architecture-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Martin Rütschi

Enea景观设计公司总部 / Oppenheim Architecture + Design