GERMAN RAILWAY OFFICE BUILDING

Hannover / 1998

The building is used by German Railways for offices and as a control and computer centre for central rail traffic handling in North Germany. The building is on the south-eastern periphery of the southern part of the city, and formulates the transition from the city centre to the outskirts, which start to take on a more rural aspect. Threestorey comb buildings with staggered storeys take up the heights of their neigbours, while the six-storey main section and the ninestorey high-rise building mark the end of city with a significant accent. The builings’s echoes of twenties brick architecture places it in the South Hanover architectral tradition, while exposed concrete was used rather than natural stone for the elements contrasting with the blue clinker brick. The artistic décor in the hall, which is dominated by the concrete skeleton, is by Günter Förg.

CLIENT:

Silanus GmbH

CONSTRUCTION:

1996 – 1998

AREA:

27.000 sqm

DESIGN:

LP 1-9 Architekten Schweger + Partner Schweger Reifenstein Schneider Kohl Meyer