Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters||German steel firm ThyssenKrupp’s HQ is a campus of buildings instead of a skyscraper|Q1 is the centrepiece of the campus, and a showcase of innovation in steel and glass|The honey colour of the steel and the addition of plantlife both help to soften an environment of hard surfaces|Huge glass facades face east and west, each comprising 96 panes of glass held in place by thin cables|The view from the ground, looking up to the top of the ten-storey atrium|Steel walkways with oak flooring cross the atrium, linking offices on either side of the building|The pivoting steel sunshades that cover 8,000sq m of the facade|Q1’s two stacked-up L-shaped volumes, pierced by its glass atrium; and its surrounding campus buildings|The moving shades control the amount of daylight filtering in to offices||
15 Feb 2011

Q1 by JSWD Architekten

Words by James McLachlan

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