ENBW Nouveau Bureau Durlacher Allee, Karlsruhe, Allemagne

ENBW Nouveau Bureau Durlacher Allee

The new building for EnBW supplements the existing company headquarters on Durlacher Allee with a striking City block. Together with the existing building at Durlacher Allee 93, a vital campus with various areas of use. An essential feature of the building is its open structure with generous, inviting entrance gesture. The new building is good for everyone involved: passers-by, visitors, users. Its open ground floor, freely accessible from all sides is more than an entrance level with foyers. It is a place with many possibilities. It is the city facing. Its presence on Durlacher Allee is reflected in the building through clear lines, generous passageways, lively green and a multi-faceted play of volumes in the light of the sun. So it seems like a public building - more than a conventional office building. The structure of the new construction over two open, light and airy city blocks implemented in the system of the room edges green courtyards.
The access is also designed as a semi-public "green courtyard" that welcomes visitors and into the multifunctional foyer.
Another defining element of the concept is the so-called "Green Core" - a 7-storey atrium with partly open work and communication levels.
The building is designed as a highly energy-efficient building. The versatile use of regenerative energies (geothermal energy, photovoltaics, etc.) is here next to passive components (geometry, building envelope, etc.) an essential component of an integral overall concept.