Sales building in Dueren
- Award for Exemplary Buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia, 2000
- Architecture Prize by WestHyp Foundation for Exemplary Commercial Buildings, 2000
- Euro regional Building Prize by Kathy Beys Foundation, 2001
What at first sight appears to be a simple rectangular brick building, serves as sales building and workshop. Inside however there is an organisation reminiscent of a terminal building; at the front there is a two-storey block with sales on the ground, admin on the second floor.
This part of the building is connected to the goods reception and dispatch in the adjoining warehouse which is the full height of the building.
Steel beams running in a diamond pattern allow the rigid construction of the hall without columns with a 40 meter width of span. A layer of timber beams repeats the geometry of the beams and leads into the visible timber boarding of the roof.
In the entrance area the construction peels out of the building as an open canopy, contrasting with the large areas of brick wall.