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Offices and administrative buildings

Office building Dr. Schär in Burgstall, South Tyrol

The company Dr. Schär dates back to the year 1922, when Dr. Anton Schär, a physician from Innsbruck, began to produce baby food in partnership with Bolzano-based entrepreneur Gottfried Untertrifaller. Nowadays, Dr. Schär is a South Tyrolean manufacturer of products for people with special nutritional requirements. The focus today: gluten-free products.

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Aero Pump in Hochheim

The architecture firm Pahl + Weber-Pahl from Darmstadt, Germany, was commissioned with the new construction of the production and administration building of Aero Pump. The unique architecture of the administration building's three-story construction is eye-catching. The effect of the various materials in the light is impressive, with reflections, refractions of light, and the transparent surfaces creating iridescent colours during the course of the day.

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Office buildings of Formstelle in Töging am Inn

Aluminium is the key word when it comes to the Formstelle offices. The building is located at the entrance to the former aluminium works in Töging am Inn. The single-storey pavilion with the striking aluminium façade was designed by FORMAT ELF architects. The interior furnishings follow the external appearance: black and white dominate, inspired by the façade.

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Meckatzer Löwenbräu in Westallgäu

The family business is not just progressive when it comes to brewing technology, but also in the area of electrical installation. Bus technology was implemented for the first time in 1999 in the then-new customer centre. The aim was to use energy more efficiently. KNX technology was also installed in the four-storey administrative building, in which a sizeable entrance hall, offices and meeting rooms are spread across 1,200 square metres.

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Bergen op Zoom fire station, the Netherlands

When the fire alarm sounds, important functions are activated fully automatically at the fire station in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. The lights go on, the garage doors and barriers open, and the traffic management system is activated. The clever building automation ensures that the "wheels are turning within a minute". Because every second counts in a fire.

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Ritter GmbH in Schwabmünchen

In Schwabmünchen Ritter GmbH manufactures its products in a production hall that is one-of-a-kind: it features sustainability par excellence and intelligence, thanks to state-of-the-art building technology. Ralf Ritter and Anton Hieber are the brains behind this clever technology. Its advantages include the networking and automatic control of lighting, ventilation, heating and fire protection.

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leitec Gebäudetechnik

Because it features an extraordinary energy concept and state-of-the-art building technology, the company building of leitec Gebäudetechnik GmbH is an impressive reference – and a research subject for the company at the same time. The company's own energy technology is environmentally sound and ensures that more energy is produced than the building requires. The Gira HomeServer acts as the intelligent central control unit of the KNX installation.

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PEMA Tower in Innsbruck

The PEMA Tower in Innsbruck has an ideal location, with the main railway station, shopping streets, and cultural attractions all nearby. The 12-story tower is the centrepiece of the building. With it, architects Henke und Schreieck have created an eye-catcher and a true hotspot.

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Assembly hall for heavy-duty vehicles

The assembly hall for heavy-duty commercial vehicles from Stürzer Heavy Truck Planet shows that energy and consequently costs can also be saved by means of modern building technology in production halls. Unnecessary light is avoided and heating is only used precisely when and where it is needed.

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oh456 office and service building near Salzburg

The oh456 office and service building of sps architekten is named after the Fuschler Ache river in Thalgau near Salzburg - commonly referred to as the "Oh". Before the construction of the new building the architectural practice was accommodated in a terrace consisting of three units. In its completed state, the new location will also consist of three structures in total: a power plant and two buildings, one of which has been provisionally completed.

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Office high-rise Monarch I in The Hague

This building appears rather modest among the massive high-rise buildings in the centre of The Hague. However, in terms of building automation, the Monarch I high-rise stands above all other buildings. BAM Techniek selected a KNX system when restoring this building in order to fulfil the client's ambitious sustainability goals.

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adidas Laces

The global company adidas has always manufactured at a German location – to be more exact, in Herzogenaurach in central Franconia. The adidas AG World of Sports had a state-of-the-art building constructed there under the leadership of the architects of kadawittfeldarchitektur. This building fits into the existing ensemble as the functional centrepiece. It is named Laces.

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Lufthansa Aviation Center

The headquarters of Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt is an architectural highlight. The firm ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf was responsible for the concept in its exposed location: directly in the airport area with a view of the runways.

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PATRIZIA IMMOBILIEN AG

The headquarters of PATRIZIA IMMOBILIEN AG are located in the historical city centre of Augsburg in a distinctive structure built in the 1960s. The architects of kadawittfeldarchitektur drafted a new construction with 4,500 square metres of office space embedded between the historic buildings of the City Theatre and the Ministry of Justice.

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European Investment Bank

The headquarters of the European Investment Bank (EIB) are located in the European Quarter on the Kirchberg Plateau in Luxembourg. The EIB was founded in 1958 as the bank of the European Union. Today it is one of the largest public lenders. Its objective is contributing to the integration of balanced development and economic and social solidarity among the European member states.

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Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg

At first glance, Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg (LzO) made a rather interesting choice when picking a former freight yard as the location for its new headquarters. However, according to the plans of the Düsseldorf architecture firm RKW Rhode, Kellermann, Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau, a sophisticated building complex with a high degree of functionality was constructed between the historic city centre, the EWE Arena and the railway station.

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AachenMünchener Insurance

The AachenMünchener Insurance Group is the second largest life insurer in Germany. It is also among the largest employers in Aachen, where the company headquarters are located. A decision was made in 2005 to concentrate all of the employees who had been scattered throughout the city at a single location. The spatial separation hitherto was not the only decisive factor. The objective of this consolidation was also encouraging teamwork and organisation.

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NRW.BANK Münster

The compact volume of the new construction of the NRW. BANK in Münster forms a successful urban symbiosis with the neighbouring listed historic building. The proportions and materials of the new construction are based on the existing building. Employing a modern interpretation of the monument, Eisfeld Engel Architekten purposefully convey the idea of an open, future-fit bank building which does not deny its roots.

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Infineon Technologies AG

Both energy and cash can be saved using modern building system technology. System Integrator Helmut Lintschinger proved this by designing and realising the comprehensive energy management for Infineon. In doing so, he was even able to reuse a visualisation he had installed previously.

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SAP St. Ingbert

The expansion of the headquarters of the global software company SAP in St. Ingbert near Saarbrücken was a sophisticated project. Selecting just any property outside the city was not an option. It was necessary for the property to have a central location. In previous times, a factory owner had already realised how charming the property was when he had his villa built there and an English park set up. Today, the villa is a listed historic building. The old stock of trees has been maintained from the park.

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ThyssenKrupp Quarter

With the new construction of its company headquarters in Essen, ThyssenKrupp AG returned to the site of its corporate roots after a three-year construction phase. Covering a total of 230 hectares, the Krupp Belt is the completely new area built to join the administration buildings of the diversified industrial company which had previously been spatially separated. The company's history began here in 1811 with the cast steel factory Gussstahlfabrik Fried. Krupp.

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Berlin Central Station

The Berlin Central Station is the largest and most modern railway hub in Europe. It was opened in May 2006 after a construction period of approximately eleven years. It was designed by Meinhard von Gerkan from the Hamburg location of gmp. von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects.

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Unilever Hamburg

.Even its location is one-of-a-kind: HafenCity Hamburg, on the Strandkai directly along the Elbe River, within sight of the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall on one side and the cruise ship terminal on the other. The Marco Polo Terraces are right around the corner. Unilever Germany has built its new corporate headquarters on this striking location of the currently largest inner-city construction project in Europe. The building was designed by Behnisch Architekten from Stuttgart, and it covers 30,000 square metres and sets new standards in a variety of ways.

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Max Planck Society

The building control was completely replaced in the administrative headquarters of the Max Planck Society. For installation, the commissioned specialist electrical shop consulted an expert specially trained by Gira, System Integrator Helmut Lintschinger. The building control was completely replaced in the administrative headquarters of the Max Planck Society.

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Roche Pharma

The architects Nissen & Wentzlaff have created a "marketplace for ideas" with the modern administration building of Roche Pharma AG. The company's Marketing Department is located in the new administration building. The research-driven health care company is taking a new approach with this building. The clear, puristic architecture symbolises this in an impressive way.

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Raiffeisenbank/Elektra

The older population still calls it the "old dance hall". However, fifty years after the dance hall in Effeltrich was opened in 1928, not much was left of the building's intoxicating magic. Beginning in the 1980s, the building lost its former charm piece for piece. Now, the building is radiant again with a captivating historical splendour, a touch of contemporary architecture and above all state-of-the-art technology.

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Glass building in Reutlingen

Architect Peter Walk in Reutlingen designed an office building which masters the problems of its spatial conditions while also ideally utilising the possibilities for passive heat generation and storage. The electrical equipment was planned as an ingenious mixture of a conventional installation, KNX system and radio bus.

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