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DETAIL 2022 05. Prefabrication Modular Construction - Vorfertigung Modulbau

Publisher:DETAIL

  • Paperback
  • English, German
  • Apr 29, 2022

This issue of DETAIL magazine presents outstanding examples worldwide with their diversity of materials, structural details, and building typologies.

Even before the German parliament elections, it was clear that a lot more space was needed due to the many overhang seats resulting from the country’s proportional representation system. But where could all the new delegates and their staff go? There was little time to erect a new building and ­ambitious efficiency and sustainability targets to meet. The answer is Luisenblock, a seven-story building accommodating 400 delegates in the nation’s capital of Berlin. Thanks to its modular design, planning and construction took only two years. Designed by Sauerbruch Hutton, the flagship office building opened its doors in December 2021. Not only did it stay within its 70 million euro budget, its sustainability concept includes a “woodcycle” component: the 2,500 m3 of wood used for construction will be offset by planting an equivalent amount of new trees.

This issue of DETAIL magazine presents outstanding examples worldwide with their diversity of materials, structural details, and building typologies.

Even before the German parliament elections, it was clear that a lot more space was needed due to the many overhang seats resulting from the country’s proportional representation system. But where could all the new delegates and their staff go? There was little time to erect a new building and ­ambitious efficiency and sustainability targets to meet. The answer is Luisenblock, a seven-story building accommodating 400 delegates in the nation’s capital of Berlin. Thanks to its modular design, planning and construction took only two years. Designed by Sauerbruch Hutton, the flagship office building opened its doors in December 2021. Not only did it stay within its 70 million euro budget, its sustainability concept includes a “woodcycle” component: the 2,500 m3 of wood used for construction will be offset by planting an equivalent amount of new trees.

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