Design Volkwin Marg and Joachim Zais
Project leader Horst-Werner Warias
Project team Olaf Schlüter, Ulf Düsterhöft, Jörn Ortmann, Gaby Wysocki, Cornelia Thamm, Dagmar Engeler
Structural engineers Ingenieurbüro Mietzner, Göttingen
Technical building equipment Protec Planungsgesellschaft, Braunschweig
Light planning Lichtplanungsbüro Andres, Hamburg
Client Dr. Kurth Immobilienanlagen GmbH + Co. KG
Construction period 1997 - 1998
Gross floor area 50,000 m²
The long, rectangular building mass offers ideal function and circulation. A colonnade, with considerable significance regarding urban planning, and the clear allocation of entrances leading to an internal "mall" are facing the customer park. The primary side towards Kasseler Landstraße receives a divisioned, transparent green house zone.
The internal "mall" is constructed from arched steel girders with trapezoid sheet metal respectively glazed roofing and widens in the middle entrance zone into a three-naved hall.
In order to present a uniform visual concept, a differentiated, super-ordinate advertising concept with two pylons visible from a distance have been realized.