The recently in Munich erected building hosts production and office spaces for the “Textilmacher”,a textile finishing and vending firm.Its iconic feature is the geometrically folded façade, which deforms the simple cubature.The matt bright surface of the anthracite pigmented concrete responds to its environment.Depending on the season, time of day, weather and the light incidence, the facade continuously changes its character.
Prefabrication, a short construction period and financial benefits led to the selection of a concrete facade with core insulation.All together only four different formworks were built.
In contrast to the expressive facade, the interior design leaves more space for the production processand the products in the showroom.The limitation on few, but high class materials, is the main concept in the interior.Polished concrete flooring, window profiles in larch wood and white coated steel are the dominating materials.
The column-free rooms provide a high grade of flexibility and a constant adaption to changing processes in work.The production is located on the ground and first floor, while the offices and the showroom occupy the second level.Storage and plant rooms are found in the basement. To leave as little carbon footprint as possible, the waste heat of the units is being reclaimedby heat exchangers and reused in the building by the screed heating.
Date: July 2013
Consultants: structure: Hemmerlein Ingenieurbau GmbH
Design period: april 2011 – may 2012
Construction period: june 2012 – july 2013
Client: Die Textilmacher GmbH
Location: Munich, Germany
Site area: 840 sqm
Program: Production and Office
Total floor area: 1135 sqm
Structure: concrete with core insulation