A population of more than 22,000 lives in the tranquil Westerstede. The district town in the north-western part of Lower Saxony is known for many great sights such as the nearby Fikensolt Castle. Lovers of architecture and plants have recently gained a new highlight. A two-storey office building stands on a rectangularly bent ground plan. What makes it special is that it has been wrapped with I-SYS stainless steel cables that are tensioned crosswise.
When passing the office building, the growing shade providers can already be admired. Plants climb up the I-SYS stainless steel cables from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR.
For the office employees working there, the owners of the office building dared to take an extraordinary step. The lush greenery that grows and flourishes along the I-SYS stainless steel cables fulfils several great tasks.
On the one hand, the plants provide pleasant shade in summer. This means that no unpleasant heat is generated in the fully glazed offices. On the other hand, the plants also create a protective screen against road and car dust. Instead of penetrating the lungs of office workers through the open windows, the dust particles get stuck in the plants.
By converting CO2 into oxygen, the planting along the I-SYS stainless steel cable system creates an excellent microclimate, which makes working in the rooms behind it considerably more pleasant.
Besides the botanical and architectural masterpiece, locals and guests in Westerstede can admire other buildings. These include for example ...
The plant network at the newly designed office building in Westerstede with a mesh width of 500 mm and a rope diameter of 6 mm does not only offer advantages for people. The plants provide a home for a variety of insects and small birds. Thanks to the I-SYS stainless steel cable system from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR, the office building offers a place of retreat for many animals.
Mesh width 500mm, realized with I-SYS stainless steel wire rope systems