The office complex for the SWM Reutlingen administration building, completed in 2001, combines urban planning specifications with the client’s wish to design the facade to match an association of the metal and electrical industry. The three buildings were therefore almost completely clad with a skin of stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Skin and Metal Ornamental Panels
In addition, translucent metal ornamental panels were laid at ground level over the entire site area and run up the houses three metres as plinth storey cladding. The panels on the facade define the boundaries between public space and private areas of Southwest Metal.
The SWM Reutlingen project is located at the old town centre of Reutlingen, whose development structure is characterised by a large number of Gründerzeit buildings. Werner Sobek was entrusted with the structural engineering for the shell and facade.
Allmann, Sattler, Wappner, Munich/Germany
1998 − 2000
2000 − 2001
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of loadbearing structure and facades (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Baden-Würtemberg, Stuttgart/Germany
German Steel Construction Award – Award 2004
Detail Award 2005
Hugo Häring Award 2006
Jens Passoth, Berlin/Germany