Modern buildings often have to look and feel lean despite their immense mass. Seven Gardens Oak House in Wiesbaden, Germany, presents such a challenge. The new office quarter envisions a 14-story high-rise building, a seven-story base building and a landscaped inner courtyard as well as a large green promenade open to the public. The goal is to deliver 34,200 square meters of rental space according to plans developed by architectural firm KSP Engel GmbH and executed by OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH.
The developers can realize their vision by creating slender supports that maximize the buildings’ usable area – but it takes innovative materials to build them safely.