Canteen with dining hall and cafeteria
Type of building project: New construction
Construction method: Wood frame
Services: Carpentry and timber work, constructive facade work, sunshade louvers
Special features: Ochs GmbH received the German Timber Construction Award 2007, shortlist, for this project.
Construction site: Bonn
Project completion: 2005
Gross surface area: 1,446 m²
Architecture: Heinle, Wischer and Partners, Cologne
Builder: German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn
The operative section of the facade was outfitted with a vertical sheathing of untreated wood (western red cedar). The sheathing in the vicinity of the dining room opens up into a lamellar structure. The lamellae oriented at right angles to the facade serve as sun protectors and conceal the ventilation openings behind it. The facade elements are mounted directly onto the roof structure steel supports fixed in their holders, so the need for a secondary system is dispensed with.