Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
Zeppelinallee 4, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
The new KFW Westarkade building extends and complements the existing ensemble in both materiality and colour. The double-layered wind-pressurised façade has high insulation values, offering natural ventilation independent of the weather as well as efficient solar protection. Radiant floor-slabs and geothermal heating help to further reduce energy consumption. The façade is set back at ground level to create a protective arcade to the street, while the landscape of the Palmengarten is drawn seamlessly into the rear of the site to create a generous open space.
Year completed (or major renovation)
Building Certifications (check all that apply)
Link(s) for more information
Special Design Features
Other Design Features
- Frame Facade Construction
Main Cladding Material
Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)
- Double Skin Facade
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Type of Ventilation Strategy
- Double sided
Relationship to Mechanical Systems
- Alternative (when natural vent is on mechanical is off)
Ventilation Control Strategy
- Based on Outdoor Air Temperature
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?
Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?
Does the facade produce energy?
Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?