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Eschborn- Plaza

Eschborn, Germany

 The design is based on the principle of openness.

Two striking office blocks, one 12, the other 13 stories high have been built in Eschborn, providing gross surface area of more than 44,000 sq. m. for the approx. 2,000 staffers at the largest German branch of Ernst & Young, the auditing and consultancy firm, The design is based on the principle of openness. Openness to the outside, by offering visitors views of the inside, creating points of reference with the surroundings and links with existing buildings. Openness to the inside, by providing maximum flexibility as regards the use of space for individual, combination or open-plan offices. The building is accessed via a generous driveway. The 7.50 meter entrance hall is likewise characterized by transparency and openness.

It houses the reception area and links the two parts of the main building. The company library is located on the ground floor, with the training and conference rooms spread over the ground and first floors. The canteen, positioned centrally between the two buildings represents the social heart of the edifice. The spacious grounds with their unique landscaping also provide an opportunity for communication and relaxation. Visitors to the building get the best impression on the 12th floor, which boasts an exclusive sky lounge.

With regard to office fittings there are no limits to the tenant’s imagination. Based on a 1.35 m grid and a ceiling height of 3 meters, the office space can easily be transformed into individual, group, open-plan or combination offices by means of a flexible system of partitioning walls. The technical fittings are likewise based on the principles of flexibility and long-term adaptability.

The false floors house casing for power cables and the tenant’s data networks. Box-type windows with inner glazing and electric blinds, which in turn are protected by outer glazing, provide optimum use of natural daylight. The entire complex is equipped with a top-notch air-conditioning system.

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