Burda Media Park

Architecture
Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time
1997 − 1999

Construction time
1999 − 2000

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
9,300 m²

Client
Burda Immobilien GmbH, Offenburg/Germany

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

Awards
RIBA Award 2002

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 m, the entire structure is built on a pile foundation.