The uses are prescribed according elements in the exterior.
When entering the ‘main house’ via the entrance stairs or by elevator to the upper office floors, the atrium with vertical vegetation is the key distinguishing feature. Plant cords with integrated, automatic irrigation control are part of a simple system for cleaning the air and enhancing well-being, bringing the garden into the heart of the building.
A covered passage between the buildings creates maximum transparency between Hermannstrasse and the back garden area and cemetery. The existing precisely orthogonal route in the new Luisenstadt municipal cemetery, partly surrounded by hedges, is maintained and extended to integrate the gardens into the main system. This will establish various small plots in the garden area.
The guiding principle of the design and construction approach is to maximise the interaction between the indoor and outdoor spaces and optimise the flexibility of the main building structure.