The new administrative headquarters of RAG-Stiftung and RAG AG received the highest DGNB certificate in platinum for its sustainability quality. ????
The certificate was presented yesterday at the Expo Real in Munich to @koelbl_kruse, RAG-Stiftung and kadawittfeldarchitektur.
The new RAG headquarters is located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen. Positioned to the west of the iconic mining tower and opposite the impressive former coking plant, the new build closes the corner of the grounds at the transition to the bordering forest.
As set out in the 2007 master plan, the design follows the existing building stock in terms of colour and in the way that it embraces typical local features as well as in its pragmatic construction methods that allow for greater flexibility and future alterations.
Furthermore the new build complies with innovative sustainability standards for recyclable buildings.
According to the maxim “… each square metre of world heritage is precious”, the accessible planted roof landscape compensates for the area sealed by the development and offers a valuable space with an identity of its own at the intersection between the industrial cultural and natural landscape.
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