A new Façade Concept for an Existing Office Building

Authors

  • I. Maniatis Ingenieurbüro Dr. Siebert – Consulting Engineers
  • B. Siebert Ingenieurbüro Dr. Siebert – Consulting Engineers

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2363

Keywords:

redesign, double skin facade, structural detailing

Abstract

In this paper a case study is presented relating to the redesign of an office building dating from the 1960s. Especially the detailing and the structural complexity of designing the new double skin façade are described. The building consists of a twostorey podium topped by a nine-storey tower, the overall height is 40m above ground level. In order to optimise the building's energy efficiency and present the public a modern appearance the whole building is completely renovated. The existing building envelope which mainly consisted of prefabricated concrete elements was dismantled and is now replaced by a transparent floor to floor double skin façade. Within the renovation two new storeys (12th and 13th floor) are added.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Glass in Facades