A-TOWN HIGH - an architectural HIGHlight for Innovationpark Augsburg

A-TOWN HIGH - an architectural HIGHlight for Innovationpark Augsburg

Eike Becker_Architekten convinced with their design for the 70 meter high boarding and office tower A-TOWN HIGH in the Augsburg Innovation Park. The invited offices included Studio Libeskind from New York, Henning Larsen from Copenhagen, and Allmann Sattler Wappner and Kupferschmidt Architekten from Munich.

The skyscraper is structured by subtractive interventions at the corners in four slender, staggered and stacked discs. As with a stack of boxes, the four sections of the slender, tall building shift. The individual parts relate to each other, are interwoven and develop apart.

For this purpose, a vertical, slim and delicate façade structure was designed, which connects the different parts of the building as well as differentiated perceptible. Vertically staggered, two-storey frames form the basic structure of the façade. They connect all components of the skyscraper with each other. Through their materiality, pausing lines that are interrupted again and again as well as slight offsets, the façade dresses the building like a robe. Light and dark contrasts, transparent and printed glass as well as metal panels always offer new subtleties from a distance, which make the building seem varied to the smallest detail.

"The building is holistic and varied at the same time. All pages are similar, but different. As a result, the house lives up to its visibility and prominence. "
Eike Becker

With an area of 70 hectares, the Augsburg Innovation Park is one of the largest in Europe. On the modern campus site, which combines life, work and living in a special way, companies and scientific institutions are developing innovative solutions in the areas of Industry 4.0, Lightweight and Fiber Composites, Mechatronics and Automation, IT and Embedded Systems, Environmental Technology and Aerospace.

In order to be able to offer the steadily growing number of employees temporary accommodation near the workplace, the A-TOWN HIGH is planning a boarding house in addition to office and commercial space. The 18-storey boarding and office tower is supplemented by a flat, flat part of the building in which a parking garage is planned.