27 Apr '15, 11am

KFW Westarkade: One of the #offices-#towers most #energyefficient in the #world. #architecture ht…

KFW Westarkade: One of the #offices-#towers most #energyefficient in the #world. #architecture ht…

The recently completed KfW fits remarkably well into the context. Situated in Frankfurt's affluent Westend neighborhood, the building, known as the Westarkade, provides office space for 700 employees and includes a conference center. At its base, the building has a curvy four-story podium that reinforces the street edge and defines a small green space to the rear. It also serves as a backdrop to the nearby Palmengarten or Palmtree Garden, a public botanical garden. The podium connects to the adjacent KfW buildings on several levels, so the building forms an extension to the KfW ensemble of buildings from the seventies, eighties, and nineties.

Full article: http://greensource.construction.com/green_building_projec...

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