Metallic Skin: Day Care Centre in Essen
Architects: JSWD Architekten, Cologne, Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris
Location: ThyssenKrupp Allee 1, D-45143 Essen
The "rough shell" of the metallic envelope of the new building is formed by vertically oriented, corrugated stainless steel sheets. The outer contour of the building structure is clad with these perforated panels, which are arranged to create fluent transitions to their vertical and horizontal neighbours.
User: BsE, DRK Landesverband Nordrhein (Non-profit welfare organisation for social care facilities, German Red Cross, North Rhine regional branch)
GFA: 2,100 m² Completion: August 2012
Façade construction: Lummel GmbH & Co KG, Karlstadt
Façade metal sheets: Fielitz GmbH, Ingolstadt Further information: