Energy Efficiency Centre

Würzburg, Germany
Würzburg, Germany
Project management + structural engineering in cooperation with Lang Hugger Rampp GmbH Architekten
Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V.
Lang Hugger Rampp GmbH Architekten
Planning period
2010 – 2013

The Energy Efficiency Centre was promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology in the framework of the research focus EnOB (Research on optimised construction) as well as by the Free State of Bavaria.

Main goal of this building is to use new, innovative and efficient materials, systems and technologies and to verify by means of example their application within the building stock as well as on new buildings, to demonstrate them and to subject them to monitoring.

The load-bearing structure (concrete and steel) was designed by SSF Ingenieure as BIM isolated application. New energy storage solutions to provide heating and cooling required an interactive and integral collaboration between the architects, building services specialists and structural designers.

Research building for energy efficient construction methods and materials, ground floor by concrete method, upper floor by steel skeleton method, steel roof structure with different membrane covers:

  • 3-dimensional development of the steel roof structure in consideration of different roof membrane geometries,
  • construction of transitions between roof structure as well as connecting details to the concrete structure as basis of the final design
  • visualisation