The building was conceived to be a compact, accessible structure,
offering a partwise office- and residential use divided into five units.
The building’s architecture symbolizes a ship that has been washed ashore in the urban area.
The organically shaped terraces and the spacious glazings are built in a way so they can
correspond with the cardinal points. The main axis of the building is pointing south,
where large window planes are placed in order to make the maximum use of the natural
energy of the sun, while suffusing the interior with light. At the same time,
the defined roof overhangs and the glazings in the south themselves are constructed
to prevent overheating in the summer. This result in a variety of
different space situations, emitting a high amenity value and making the exterior
melt together. Heating and cooling of the structure is resolved through geothermal heat,
whilst a low-temperature panel heating guarantees comfortability.
Natural lighting and air conditioning, as well as a photovoltaic plant on the roof keep
the running costs at a low.
Sustainability has been the main objective regarding the construction of the building.
Materials were always utilized with the focus on meaningfulness.
That is also why wood has been used predominantly, classifying the structure as a
prefabricated wooden post construction. The stairwell and elevator shaft are made from
board plywood, whereas the façade, balustrades, terraces as well as the flooring are made from
solide wood. Only the lower level, which contains technical rooms and ancillary rooms,
is made from concrete and serves as a carport.