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Digital Collection Egon Eiermann

Design administration building Fichtel & Sachs AG
1964-1966

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Design administration building Fichtel & Sachs AG

Fichtel & Sachs AG planned the construction of an administration building with approx. 6,000 square metres of office space and the possibility of an extension of roughly the same size. An area opposite the factory premises with the existing administrative buildings in a prominent location at the entrance to the town was designated as the building site. A busy road separates the building site from the factory premises.

The design shows a 15-storey high-rise building in the northern part of the site, which is connected to the factory facilities via a bridge. A free-standing tower accommodates the emergency staircase and the ancillary rooms and is also the link between the high-rise and an elongated low-rise building, which was intended as an extension and was to form the spatial conclusion of the building group. The stair tower can be reached from every room via corridors, so that a second emergency staircase could be dispensed with. It was planned to set back the first two storeys of the high-rise building. The loads from the floors above were to be transferred via a circumferential lattice girder resting on free-standing round pillars. Open-plan office and individual office organisation in a two-tier system are possible.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 259

Project-specific information

Project Design administration building Fichtel & Sachs AG
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann und Robert Hilgers, Architektur
  • Fichtel & Sachs AG, Bauherr*in
Project period 1964-1966

Object-specific information

Typology Verwaltungsgebäude, administration buildings

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Schweinfurt