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Oensingen multipurpose sports hall: entry area.
Oensingen multipurpose sports hall: sports fields and stands.
Oensingen multipurpose sports hall: façade with view of sports field.
and perspectives. complex planning and building processes with BIM (Building Information Modelling) for their clients. Digital planning is a major theme in 2017 and will be included in the construction process even more in 2018. Other recent major endeavours realised by ffbk architects include the façade of the visually impressive Tesla data centre by the Birs river, which reflects the hues of its immediate surroundings with brightly gleaming, high-reflective effects. Here, clients from the IT sector can rent spaces on three floors with ideal, safe conditions for their servers. With regard to possible high water levels of the nearby river, the building features no basement. Realised through a massive steel and concrete structure, the external walls 96 | Issue 53 | August 2017
are made of sandwich elements and feature a ventilated chrome-nickel steel façade. The building was recently awarded with the ‘Marketing und Architektur’ gold medal.
Both the Tesla data centre and the Oensingen multipurpose hall projects won ffbk the 2017 best architects award.
The Oensingen multipurpose sports hall, which received the ‘Auszeichnung Guter Bauten Kanton Solothurn’, is oriented on the existing access axis of the school complex. The partially entrenched building volume features a ground-level entrance which, on entering the building, offers a wide view of the pitch. The exposed concrete building is marked by both the reduced choice of material and the clear, streamlined layout. The rhythm of open and closed spaces within the structure and façade grants a range of interesting views
Just like the Oslo Nord project, the Zofingen forum is a perfect ffbk example of project development on the interface between city borough and industrial area. It features two new office buildings with café, conference centre and car park, at a central location. Support-free office plans allow for a variety of expansion options for the interior spaces. The façade, made of extruded aluminum profiles, is structuring the entire shell of the building while creating manifold impressions of colour hues and atmosphere according to sun angle
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