An administrative building as a scenery platform.
Location Neue Bahnhofstraße, 66386 St. Ingbert
Builder SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG, Walldorf
Planning Architekturbüro Professor Wolfgang Kergaßner, Ostfildern
Execution Malerwerkstätten M. Dörr GmbH, St. Ingbert and Malerbetrieb Michael Hall, St. Ingbert and Hans Jung GmbH Malerbetrieb Bautenschutz, St. Ingbert
The architectural concept aims to give a feeling of being in the heart of nature.
The park-like character was also applied to the architectural concept.
Green and white are the dominant colors in the building – they create a cheerful atmosphere in the canteen.
Green accents run through the entire building.
The fittings and furnishings have been adapted to the color design.
The office areas impress with their unobtrusive design.
Generous windows create a direct connection with the park area in most areas of the building.
At the heart of the park-like grounds is an old stately villa from the years of rapid industrial expansion in Germany. Around this three-storey building, more and more ancillary buildings appeared in line with the enormous growth of the company. Approaching from the south west, it's actually only the grass flat roof of the new build that people see first. It rises table-like above the terrain here – a platform of around 100 m in length leads down next to it. Although this path axis runs on past the new build, it divides the extension into two areas: On the left, northwesterly side is the y-shaped, two-storey administration building, to the right is the canteen and conference area. The different use of the building wings is also visible in the facade design: While the service area was paneled log house-like from the outside with untreated Tyrolean fir, the office wing has a ceiling-height glass facade, interrupted by a traversing balcony. The architectural concept aimed to retain the park-like character, including the wealth of existing trees, thus giving the feeling of being in the heart of nature even when indoors. The architects also aimed to give all white surfaces, in particular all interior walls, an identical feel. They chose the dull matt Superlux ELF 3000. One key focus was to create a uniformity between the bottom views of the wide roof overhangs on the interior and exterior, which provide a passive sun protection function in summer. The reserved design in the office areas also helps to promote individuality at the workstation. The employees are actively encouraged to decorate their personal space with posters, calenders and photos.