tands only few hundreds of meters further on the waterside. The connection of both underlines additionally the urban relevance of the company.
Each volume has its own function. Two test centres for large scale bearings as well as two smaller test centres are located in the higher one-storey hall. An overhead crane for 110 tonnes ensures the levelling of the highly sensitive mechanical components. The smaller two-storey hall comprises areas with different technical functions, storage spaces as well as workshop zones. Office areas, the Control Room, a media centre with conference spaces complete the profile of the new building. Also the interior design follows consequently the flowing wind-leitmotif as one can perceive by looking at the cladding of the acoustic walls, the ceiling, the light concept and other interior details.
After its completion the striking new construction became a pioneer for renewable energies and energy-efficient technologies. Funded by two government programs with a total of Euro 3.5 million the project is seeking for a LEED Gold certificate. As a new symbol for the German environmental policies the Sven Wingquist Test Centre has already become a landmark for the city of Schweinfurt.
Gross Floor Area (mq)5828
ArchitectsTchoban Voss Architekten
Design teamAnnett Neitzel, Daniel Schnettka
Curriculum studio / partecipanteTchoban Voss Architekten, led by partners Sergei Tchoban (Berlin) and Ekkehard Voss (Hamburg, Dresden), currently have construction projects all over Germany and in Russia. The office plan, develop and build for both regional and international clients, in public and private sector. Tchoban Voss Architekten have been providing all kinds of architectural services − from interior architecture to general planning − ever since we went into business.
Sergei Tchoban, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia studied architecture at the Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He is leading partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, Berlin as well as director of the architectural studio SPEECH in Moscow.
Ekkehard Voss, born in Euskirchen, Germany studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. Voss is leading partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, managing the studios in Hamburg and Dresden.
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