GSW

Berlin, Germany

SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS

Because building’s long side faces east west, the west side is a double skin facade.

Natural ventilation is drawn through the double skin to ventilate the building and the heat captured used to warm the building in winter. Also, for reducing solar gains, the building has automated coloured blinds that block the afternoon sun, yet maintain excellent day lighting.

DMP were engineers for the competition winning scheme of this twenty storey office building. The double skin façade developed by DMP was the first of its kind in Europe when designed in 1989.