KVWL: Green-hued glass integrates building with nature, improves working environment

Not only does the highly transparent glass façade of KVWL give this existing building complex a shining new shell, it also improves the working environment for the employees inside. A green-centered color palette was used to reflect natural aspects from the environment surrounding the building, and the decision to use glass as the main exterior material allows employees to have uninterrupted views of nature from their offices. The architects are pleased with the final design, saying that it “generates a new working atmosphere, enhances communication between the buildings and…creates a new sense of togetherness.”


Project Category: Exterior

Project Name: KVWL

Location: T44141 Dortmund, Germany

Archiect: SchürmannSpannel AG Lise-Meitner

Glass Fabricator: Hunsrücker Glasveredelung

Photographer Credit: Peter Stockhausen

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