Eclipse Campus / UNStudio + HPP Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Designed for die builders, Eclipse is a brand new vertical work campus positioned on Kennedydamm in Dusseldorf and residential to the auditing and consulting agency PwC Germany. The extremely sustainable campus was designed in a collaboration between UNStudio and German structure agency HPP Architects and was realized by HPP Architects. The principle purpose of the design for the campus is to foster interplay and encourage creativity by offering an inspirational and engaging work surroundings for immediately’s expertise. The 60-meter excessive constructing affords approx. 27,000 m2 of light-flooded, up to date workplace area with approx. 1,200 workplaces. As well as, the inside, which spans 16 tales, homes inspiring communication and expertise areas, whereas vigorous atria kind the communicative spine of the constructing. The general imaginative and prescient for this vertical campus is one in all transparency and an open gesture towards the encompassing neighbourhood.
The tower follows the form of the positioning with a triangular flooring plan and stands on a two-story podium, whereas two basement ranges present the service entrance, supply, parking for 455 automobiles, and a 200-space bicycle storage. 360-degree facade, With its 360-degree facade, Eclipse is thoughtfully built-in with the prevailing website: the northern-facing facades are positioned parallel to Kennedydamm with the intention to align with the primary path to the middle of Düsseldorf, whereas the southern face is aligned with the neighboring Hilton Resort. The rostrum constructing, with its accessible rooftop backyard, is immediately linked with the decrease part of this neighboring constructing. Each the Eclipse Tower and the Hilton Resort body the rooftop backyard and the primary entrance to Eclipse. This entrance is additional accentuated with a diagonally framed setback that’s accentuated by contrasting opaque and clear parts of the facade. To emphasise the primary entrance and to differentiate the volumes of the rostrum and the tower, the tip of the tower cantilevers is roughly 11m above the driveway. The seemingly floating tower quantity is supported by a three-dimensional V-shaped column.
Getting into the constructing is a clean transition from exterior to an inviting inside foyer, assembly services, and a restaurant space. Right here, a centrally positioned skylight gives beneficiant daylight and permits for vertical views of the southern a part of the tower facade. The precept of the primary entrance is repeated on the southern facade, with the intention to join the foyer with the outside convention terrace on the opposite facet of the rostrum.
third-dimensional helix. The spine of the vertical campus, when it comes to its spatial group and bodily connection of applications, is a three-dimensional helix.
A collection of inside atrium areas spiral upwards alongside the facade of the constructing. This connects numerous workplace applications and culminates in a panoramic roof backyard, which can be utilized for social occasions. In distinction to the common grid of typical facades, the helix construction and its impact of clustering applications vertically is made seen from the surface. Giant-scale and plain facade parts pronounce the volumes of the atria applications to the surface. As such, a better diploma of transparency within the facades renders the place, scale, and exercise stage of the applications behind readable from the surface, whereas from inside out, the atrium facades body scenic views of the encompassing metropolis.
Versatile group. Within the group of the person flooring plans, the atrium areas kind vital locations for particular applications, connection, and orientation. Along with the supply of particular person workspaces all through, the atria hosts collaborative, casual working areas and breakout areas for encounters, conferences, and occasional breaks. The person workplaces have glorious daylight entry and are extremely versatile. They’re designed to permit for adaptation into panorama workplaces, cell workplaces, or a combination thereof. Right here, focussed, specialised, undisrupted, and finally confidential work routines are supported. As a complementary technique, the atrium areas introduce the thought of a vertical campus of connection, collaboration, and communication. The intention right here is to mix the rationality of workplace effectivity with a social surplus, making the work surroundings social, significant, and wholesome for all staff.
Sustainability. Along with the passive sustainable measures undertaken within the design, Eclipse will probably be geared up with ‘sensible engine’ know-how. The know-how is managed by sensors that handle a wide range of features. Daylight, synthetic mild, and room air flow are all managed by particular person human presence. That is made potential by 2,000 sensors that gather information in real-time and transmit it to the ©smartengine. Consequently, as much as 200 tonnes of CO2 financial savings per 12 months could be achieved in a constructing of this measurement, which makes Eclipse a very sustainable workplace constructing. With over 200 parking areas for bicycles and charging stations for e-cars, the constructing additionally contributes to the city mobility of the longer term. The inside areas alternate between concentrated work in mobile workplaces, whereas recreation zones perform as assembly locations. The layouts are versatile and reversible and as such can reply to future necessities. For Eclipse, not solely a DGNB Platinum certification is deliberate, but additionally DGNB Diamond: the very best recognition for design and constructing tradition high quality.