Technical Building in Modular Steel Construction Provides Optimum Working Conditions for Designers
The constant growth of the modular construction company SÄBU Morsbach GmbH gave reason to build an extension to one of the production halls. This was built in 2015 and has a production area of 4500 m². The second phase of construction involved the construction of a new technical office adjacent to the side of the hall, with optimised working conditions for technicians and designers, in the immediate vicinity of production.
The design, created by our own architects and engineers, aims under the guiding principle "Synergic-Architecture" at a visual connection of the design offices and the head office by means of opposing cubes protruding from both buildings. The resulting visual connection between the headquarters, which was also built in modular construction in 2001, and the new technical office building emphasises the interaction between the individual company departments of sales, administration, technology, planning, construction and production.
Dynamic, open and purposeful, with special high standard on detail quality and energetic efficiency, the building underlines the possibilities of SÄBU's modular steel construction method.
The offices on the upper floor are ideally supplied with daylight through a generous continuous aluminium window strip and, together with modern office furnishings, underline the building's orientation towards ideal working conditions.
In order to maintain good natural lighting, the partitioning between the offices and the corridor was done with multi-layered glass partition wall systems, which also meet increased sound insulation requirements.
The offices are heated with a heating system designed for ideal controllability. The basic load is covered by a continuous wall heating system below the window band.
In addition, the personal requirements in the individual offices can be adjusted via fast-reacting radiators according to the employees' preferences and current sensation. The corridors of the building are heated by ceiling sails integrated into the suspended grid ceiling.
For the layout of the canteen, particular attention was paid to the durability and robustness of the materials used for walls and floors, without detracting from the modern and friendly character of the building and the rooms. Here, too, the employees should feel valued and be able to spend their breaks in a pleasant atmosphere with good food.
The entrance area of the new building was designed together with the trainees of the construction department. A modern staircase made of concrete, glass and fibre cement panels was created here.
The partially covered terrace area on the upper floor and the widely projecting parts of the building as well as the colour design are special building features design elements.