SWM Heilbronn

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the single-storey building of the office of the employers’ association Südwestmetall in Heilbronn. The structure of the building essentially consists of a reinforced concrete construction.

Stainless Steel Bands Underline Corporate Identity

In the area of the storey-high glazing on the longitudinal sides of the building, the ceiling rests on minimised supports made of stainless steel. To emphasise the corporate identity of the employers’ association of the metal industry, the entire wall and roof surfaces of the reinforced concrete structure are covered with a mesh of filigree stainless steel strips.

Dominik Dreiner, Gaggenau/Germany

Planning time
2002 − 2003

Construction time
2003 − 2004

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

Association of Engineering and Electrical Industries Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart/Germany

Good Buildings Award of the BDA Heilbronn 2005
Award for the German Architecture Award 2005
German Facade Award 2005
Architecture + Technology Award − Recognition 2006
Hugo Häring Award 2006
German Steel Construction Award − Award 2006
Best Architects 07 2006

Johannes Marburg, Berlin/Germany

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