Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time:
1999 — 2000

Construction time:
2000 — 2001

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering

Giersiepen, Anlagen-, Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, Radevormwald/Germany

H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany

The office and production building of Gira in Radevormwald/Germany consists of two nearly identical halls. The ground plan of each hall is 71.5 x 22.5 m. The interior of the halls is completely devoid of columns due to the characteristic steel arch construction. The loadbearing structure is composed of welded steelplates.