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It's all about wood here


The new administrative building will bring together the individual departments of the Saxony Forest on the property in Graupa. In the center of the property, it forms a new, clear address and contact point for employees and visitors. The two-story new building with a partial basement will be constructed entirely of wood above the floor slab. The supporting structure is a skeleton structure with stiffening walls and ceilings made of cross-laminated timber and non-load-bearing external walls made of timber frame construction.

The centrally located administration building with the landscaped forecourt is directly visible from the main entrance to the property and is emerging as a new contact point on the property. With its two-story structure, the building fits comfortably into the existing development. This is oriented around an inner courtyard, which is accessible from the outside through three ground-level passages and is therefore semi-public. The shape of the roof playfully references the surrounding sloping roofs and dissolves the long building into a context-related volume. The relaxed vertical wooden façade with its depth effect refers to the theme of the forest and at the same time allows the façade to be opened flexibly and tailored to needs.

Project Details

Office / administration
Graupa / Dresden
Gross floor area
2200 m²
Service Phases
CPH 1-9, in planning
Partner und Partner Architekten mit ZRS Berlin
Jeroen Meissner, Felix Göttel, Cornelius Reichmann, Andreas_Pavel, Lisa Templiner, Sarah Mutschler, Jil Velden