with Frank Zeising
with Frank Zeising
with Frank Zeising
Status
Built
Year
2010
Program
Office/Commercial
Scale
1350m²
Partners
Mark Mückenheim,
Frank Zeising
Team
Mark Mückenheim,
Frank Zeising

Holz-Tech (“Wood-Tech”) is a carpentry with a showroom for custom furniture in Kempen Germany. Our conception strongly differentiates from the usual typology that can generally be found in Germanys business districts, an unassuming flat-roof hall with an even more unassuming office wing attached to it. The irregularly pitched roof acts as a new sign for the business and also allows for a tilted photovoltaic system that covers the complete electrical energy consumption of the building. For reasons of funding it was unfortunately not possible to erect the whole building in wood as initially projected. Nevertheless, in order to utilize the apparent potential for in-house labor, the internal two story office-space and the glazed showroom are constructed in wood and the entrance also features a generous wood cladding. The entrance also features a spacious roof opening for two large pine trees that eventually will grow there.

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