BRIEF Extension of the headquarters and representation. Flexible offices, gastronomy, underground parking. Closing of the gap in the block closure, in compliance with prerequiste regulations ADDED VALUE The designs reacts to the “relief” façade of the neighboring buildings with a double-skin façade, in which the in-between space expands from 0.5 m to 2 m, thus becoming useful space. With insulated glass on the exterior and sliding doors separating the interior offices, this “winter garden” becomes a place of relaxation or communication or a temporary work space. A new office typology is created with the possibility of an extension from two sides: the combination-zone on the access side and the winter garden zone on the façade side.
PATRIZIA HEADQUARTERS, AUGSBURG | GERMANY Patrizia Headquarters is located in the historic center of Augsburg - its tilted glass creates a respectful distance bridging the gap between two landmark buildings: the existing headquarters from the 1960s and the Hong Kong House. The horizontally positioned loggia-bands form a dynamic contrast to the 19th century building opposite. The new entrance connects the arcades of the existing building, welcoming visitors through a light-flooded foyer with views onto the adjacent theater. Up to three independent office units, flexible in layout, are created on each floor; and by further staggering the façade’s arrangement, its elegant double-skin glass façade forms an interior space which is extended into an area similar to a winter garden. These loggias not only offer up protection from noise pollution but also a form of natural ventilation for the office areas.