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SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel

SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
SMA Neubau Produktionshalle SMA in Kassel
Architect
HHS Planer + Architekten AG Hegger Hegger Schleiff, Kassel
Engineers/Specialists
Structural design: EHS beratende Ingenieure für Bauwesen GmbH, Lohfelden, Building services design: Imtech Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Kassel, Energy scheme: Ingenieurbüro Hausladen, Kirchheim und EGS-plan Ingenieurgesellschaft, Stuttgart, Energy consulting: deENet e.V., Kassel
Further Specialists
Landscaping: pwf Planungsbüro, Kassel
Location
Western Europe - Germany - Kassel
Climate Zone
temperate
Design status
build
Date of completion
2009
Type
Production
Site area (m²)
38.265
Footprint (m²)
19549
GFA (m²)
25445
NFA (m²)
24151
NFA/GFA
0.949
Density
664.968
Gross Volume (GV) (m³)
182169
Key Sustainability aspects
solar building integration, recycling and reuse, innovative bulding materials, integrated planning process, use of innovative design tools, zero energy design
Sustainability rated
DGNB
Social and ethical responsibility

The building connects a residential area and a business park. The collection and delivery bays are on the opposite side of the building to the houses. The production hall therefore acts as a noise buffer between the houses and the industrial production facility. A semi-public square between the hall and one of the office buildings makes the public street wider. The green verge at the side of the road was replaced with a high-quality open space. Joseph Beuys' social sculpture "7000 Oaks" was reinstalled and extended at this place.

Ressource efficiency and environmental impact

Around 75 % of the building materials are reusable. Up to 100 % recycled materials were used in the groundwork. Building materials do not pose a risk to health. Use of renewable energies, such as biogas; photovoltaic installation harnesses solar energy to produce own electricity; hydropower provided by utility company in Kassel; district heating from waste-to-energy plant nearby. Rainwater retention made possible by green roof as well as large retention and infiltration basins. CO2 neutral production.

Economic lifecycle perfomance

The maximum column grid dimensions are 25 m by 7.5 m, which is an optimal size for commercial activities and allows the space to be used more flexibly. It is easy to adapt to any changes in the production process: there are moveable partition walls and modular structures that can be used to support technology and equipment. The individual sections can be disassembled. The building's forward-looking energy concept guarantees the sustainability of the investment. The hall can also be used in different ways.

Contextual performance and impact

The building was constructed as part of an urban development measure. The design of the hall resembles an industrial extruded profile that stretches as far as possible along the surrounding streets. The result is attractive, dynamic, highly transparent building sections that enhance the public space. With its gently curving façade, the pattern formed by its joints and its colour (signal white), the building stands out from the uniform grey buildings normally found in business parks.