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Silver Alucobond Louvers Provide Innovative Daylighting To Facade

BFFT, Kandler-Bunje Architects, Germany, Alucobond Silver Metallic, Richie Muller

Project Name: BFFT Headquarters
Project Location: Gaimersheim, Germany
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Silver Metallic
Architect: Kandler-Bunje Architects + Engineers
Photography: Richie Müller

Kandler-Bunje Architects designed the headquarters of BFFT, a German automotive technology developer. The company was recently ranked the number one most popular medium-sized employer in the automotive industry. A main component of their headquarters’ design was to not only reflect the company’s commitment to modernity and sustainability, but to provide an optimal work environment for their valuable employees.

BFFT, Kandler-Bunje Architects, Germany, Alucobond Silver Metallic, Richie Muller

The glass façade that envelops the majority of the building features over 500 vertical louvers that serve as sun blades made with Alucobond Silver Metallic ACM (aluminum composite material). The rotating sunshades automatically turn towards the sun allowing an influx to natural light to penetrate the interior, providing superior daylighting and climate control capabilities.

BFFT, Kandler-Bunje Architects, Germany, Alucobond Silver Metallic, Richie Muller

“We believe that contented employees are the key to customer satisfaction,” says BFFT CEO Markus Fichtner, “so we aim to provide a working environment in which they can work together as a team in the best possible way and feel comfortable”.

BFFT, Kandler-Bunje Architects, Germany, Alucobond Silver Metallic, Richie Muller

Studies show that daylight can provide numerous benefits to employees that effect mood, productivity and general health.

“Team spirit, openness, fairness and fun at work are all crucial elements expressed in the architecture of our headquarters,” says CEO Markus Fichtner of the concept.

information courtesy of BFFT

Photography by © Richie Müller

DISCLAIMER: The following listed samples are not necessarily what was used in the project above. Instead, we have suggested several similar looking finishes below.

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  1. Kim
    Posted January 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    How are the ends of the louvers capped?

    • Posted January 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

      Kim, thank you for your questions. As the manufacturer we didn’t fabricate the material in this project. We usually recommend contacting your local Alucobond rep, they would be able to provide attachment system information for you. If I have this correct your firm is located in Boston, if that’s right your rep is Mike Meyer, Waltham MA, (617) 893-1095, mike.meyer@3acomposites.com. If that’s not the right location feel free to visit the link http://www.alucobondusa.com/sales_reps.html and enter your zip code for the rep closest to you. Let me know if you have any other questions and thanks again

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