The 2nd floor of the operations building is arranged as a cantilever over the compact volume. To connect the two structures, a circumferential canopy is connected to the truss, which rests like a hat on the lower structure. The framework of carbonised larch changes towards the transom and dissolves into horizontal timbers. These horizontal timbers deepen to provide permanent sun protection for the office functions behind. The lower structure, clad in natural larch, provides a deliberate contrast to the dark façade above.
The all-round louvred canopy is primarily for weather protection, while the same louvred structure on the top floor provides sun protection in summer.
Paolo Bradicic, Marc Dufour-Feronce, Sunghoon Go, Asya Güney, Deborah Matter, Marie Nägele, Hannah Reckenthäler, Andreas Reeg, Shadi Zaghloul