Fraunhofer Darmstadt

The above-ground area of the new building for the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt is glazed as a transparent shell. It consists of a single-story base building with a footprint of approx. 70 x 21 m. This is followed by an indented mezzanine floor and five upper floors, which are designed with a wood/aluminum ribbon window facade. The opaque areas between the window bands are clad with a folded aluminum envelope.

Opaque Areas with Folded Aluminum Envelope

The new building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology in Darmstadt houses a center for the development of security concepts in the IT sector. The basement of the building contains ancillary rooms and an underground parking garage. The public areas are on the ground floor, the research and office areas on the floors above.

SEHW Architects, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
2010 − 2012

Construction time
2013 − 2014

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Munich/Germany

Kathi Weber-Hoch, Berlin/Germany

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