Burda Media Park

Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time:
1997 – 1999

Construction time:
1999 – 2000

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering of loadbearing structure

Burda Immobilien GmbH, Offenburg/Germany

H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany
Holger Knauf, Düsseldorf/Germany

The load-bearing structure of this office building in Offenburg/Germany consists of reinforced concrete. The floors and the curved roof shell are designed as beamless slabs supported by round columns. Horizontal stiffening is provided by vertical wall plates in the access zone. Since load-bearing subsoil is only found at a depth of 14 metres, the entire structure is built on a pile foundation.