Gascade headquarters, Kassel, Germany

In 2021, the natural gas network operator Gascade announced a competition to build a new company headquarters on the site of a former rail-freight depot in Kassel. Our design, which was awarded first prize, focuses on two aspects: The creation of a sustainable building and a communicative, open working atmosphere. The basic form consists of three structures arranged around a central atrium. It connects all departments of the building and serves as a communicative, identity-creating meeting place. The timber hybrid building with a natural ventilation system and a photovoltaic façade will require minimal energy for construction and operation. It is scheduled for completion by 2025 and will provide space for at least 350 employees.

The Gascade project is representative of the resource-efficient use of materials. The timber-hybrid construction system with a high degree of prefabrication enables a faster construction time and guarantees construction efficiency.

— Störmer Murphy and Partners
Gascade headquarters, Kassel, Germany

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Gascade headquarters, Kassel, Germany

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Gascade headquarters, Kassel, Germany

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Site plan

Site plan

Floor plan

Floor plan

View

View

Here, technical expertise (high-tech) is combined with natural materials. Energy is generated via a scaled solar façade and PV modules on the roof as well as geothermal energy. To this end, 77 probes, each 135 metres deep, are placed on the property. A geothermal heat exchanger provides a convenient solution for pre-tempering the ventilation system.

— Störmer Murphy and Partners
Competition

2021, 1st prize

Completion

Start of the planning phase: 2021
Completion: 2024

Project type

Office

Client

Gascade Gastransport GmbH Kassel

Architects

Störmer Murphy and Partners

Planning experts

Structural planning:
Assmann Beraten + Planen GmbH
HAHN Consult Ingenieurgesellschaft für Tragwerksplanung und Baulichen Brandschutz mbH

Building technology:
Büro Liebert

Technical data

GFA 14 365 sq m

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