Production Centre GIRA 2

The new construction of a modern production centre for GAV GmbH & Co. KG should create around 275 additional jobs. The new GIRA 2 site comprises a production hall, an administration building and logistics areas and is located around 600 m from GIRA 1. Werner Sobek was already involved in the first building complex as structural engineer in 2002.

Complete Building Physics Planning by Werner Sobek

The new production centre has a length of approx. 266 m, a maximum width of 95 m and is divided into 4 building sections. Viewed from the east, the complex begins with the production hall, on whose roof an office area is elevated. Directly adjoining the production hall is the warehouse/logistics hall with a high-bay warehouse and a general box warehouse. The production centre ends in the west with the dispatch hall, which is directly connected to the warehouse.

Requirements for KfW55 Building Achieved

Werner Sobek was responsible for the entire building physics planning including thermal insulation, sound insulation, room acoustics as well as in-depth and detailed building simulations for the design of the building services and employee comfort. With the help of detailed simulation, which took into account, among other things, solar gain, waste heat utilisation from the warehouse automation and other internal heat sources, the new building achieved the requirements for a KfW55 building. This means not only that the new building is subsidised, but also that operating costs are low.

GAV GmbH & Co. KG produces switches, sockets and system components for intelligent building technology with approximately 1,200 employees.

Sauerbruch Hutton Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, Berlin (DE)

Planning time
2014 − 2016

Construction time
2016 − 2018

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering
    (WP 1 − 6 acc. to HOAI)
  • Building physics, energy relevant simulation
    (WP 1 − 8 acc. to HOAI)

30,640 m²

GAV GmbH & Co. KG, Radevormwald (DE)

Jan Bitter Photography, Berlin (DE)

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