FESTO Automation Center in Esslingen
Surface area: ca. 1000 m²
Completion: 2015
Client: FESTO AG & Co. KG, Esslingen
Object address: Festo, Campus 1 73734 Esslingen
Architects: Ulrich & Jens Jaschek, Stuttgart
Facade planning: priedemann fassadenberatung GmbH, Großbeeren/Berlin
Facade: Schindler Fenster + Fassaden GmbH, Roding

With the new AutomationCenter, FESTO AG & Co. KG (Esslingen) is entering a new era. The ultra-modern building offers 400 employees on 16 high floors space for innovation and the development of new customer solutions. The high-rise building with a rhombic floor plan is an architectural highlight and also impresses with its “inner values”. The sophisticated, sustainable concept, with the combination of innovative technologies, ensures maximum energy efficiency. In the facade, around 1,000 square meters of dimmable glass contribute to the building envelope of the future. Installed in 441 parallel opening windows, the glass allows an unobstructed view at all times, while with conventional sun protection glazing, the inner glare protection affects the view, especially when the weather is fine.

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