The project for the Swiss sanitary hardware manufacturer Nussbaum AG responds to the surrounding buildings by reinterpreting their architectural language into a brighter and more elegant form.
The strong and simple volume – made of a profile glass facade – is punctured by several courtyards. The design is about exploring different spatial motifs by changing room heights, producing different light situations and creating assorted connections between inside and outside spaces
Corresponding to communication requirements, the inner structure of the building is open and nondirectional. Functional, spatial and acoustical divisions are easily managed due to this clear and simple structure which nevertheless allows for differentiated and varied spatial qualities.
Architects: HHF architects
Project: Invited project study for an information- and trainingcenter
Location: Olten, Switzerland
Function: Information- and Trainingcenter
Footprint: 1200 m2
Total area of usable space: 1200m2
Materials: Wood, Profilitglas
Client: Nussbaum AG
Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Janna Jessen, Alexa den Hartog