The master plan for the primary locations of SMA Solar Technology AG is now complete with this new structure. With a new central access, what was once the back of the property is now the main address.

Studio Name: HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel
Design Team: HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel
Area: Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Germany
Year: 2008
Location: 34266 Niestetal
Client: SMA Solar Technology AG, Niestetal, Germany

Structural engineering: Ingenieurbüro Goldmann, Habichtswald-Ehlen
HVAC: Ingenieurbüro Dürrbaum, Kassel
Acoustic design:  ita Ingenieurgesellschaft für technische Akustik mbH, Wiesbaden
Photography credits: Constantin Meyer Fotografie, Köln

Office Building, Niestetal by HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel - Sheet3
©Constantin Meyer Fotografie, Köln

The five-story structure houses SMA Solar Technology AG’s boardrooms, offices, works restaurant, electronics laboratories, and new multi-story main entrance hall. It also creates a new, distinguished address that looks out into the Fulda valley’s open area.

The façade and roof of the building have incorporated photovoltaic (PV) modules, giving it a practical, modern appearance that reflects the company’s concept.

Office Building, Niestetal by HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel - Sheet5
©Constantin Meyer Fotografie, Köln

Flexible office walls make it possible to modify the interior to suit shifting needs.

The ceilings are made of thermally-activated hollow concrete slabs that are heated by geothermal energy and heat pumps in addition to the PV system integrated into the building’s structure.

Office Building, Niestetal by HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel - Sheet6
©Constantin Meyer Fotografie, Köln

In comparison to typical structures, these create a comfortable interior environment and, when combined with PV, cut the primary energy needed for cooling and heating by about 50%.


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