New construction of a research and competence center for construction chemicals Trostberg

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The research and competence center for construction chemicals enters into a direct dialog with the old town through its urban planning orientation. It sits at the top of the company grounds and spares the old park with the former directors' house. The roof water flows over the glazed outer skin into a trough-shaped infiltration trench lined with natural stone blocks. The trench is modeled on a mountain stream bed. Spontaneous growth has to be withdrawn from time to time.

The innovative, dynamic and globally oriented image of the company is reflected in the spatial planning of the building and the design of the open spaces. The terraces on the laboratory buildings, located under the glass shell, were planted with selected plant communities from all over the world.


AppreciationGerman Landscape Architecture Award 2003

Jury verdict: The special conceptual feature of the interior design lies in the division into climate zones and continents. The visitor is immersed in completely different environments and plant worlds. Through a successful use of plants, whose design language emphasizes the different vegetation zones, an important contribution is made to climate control in the building. The project is a special example of how landscape architects are involved in the construction from the very beginning and thus have a formative influence on the overall result of the building, interior greening and outdoor facilities.

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Planning offices

BEM Burkhardt | Engelmayer | Mendel
München

Further planners involved
Architektur:
Raupach & Schurk Architekten, München

Beteiligte Firmen
Ausführung Innenraumbegrünung: Fa. Kinker Greenlife, Moosburg, mit M+M GaLaBau, Achering; Ausführung Holzterrassen: Holzbau Schmid KG, Trostberg; Ausführung Außenanlagen: Garten und Grün Gartengestaltung GmbH, Tittmoning

Project period
1999 - 2003

Size
7.000qm außen, 1.600 qm innen

Client
degussa construction chemicals gmbh, Trostberg

Address

83308 Trostberg

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Prices & Awards
German Landscape Architecture Award 2003
Appreciation

Project type
Garden