Cologne Oval Offices, Cologne

Cologne Oval Offices, Cologne

Client / Contractor:

DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG, vertreten durch die MEAG MUNICH ERGO, Munich, Germany

Architect / Architect Construction Manager:

sauerbruch hutton, Berlin, Germany, SHG Gpf mbH sauerbruch hutton generalplanungsgesellschaft mbh

Facade Handover:



MEAG MUNICH ERGO, Munich, Germany

Facade Engineer:

FFB GmbH, Dr.-Ing. Karl Heinz Betz

Project Controlling:

SHG Gpf mbH sauerbruch hutton generalplanungsgesellschaft mbh, Berlin, Germany

“Shape and colour”

The architects at Sauerbruch Hutton always aim to invent something new in their architecture and they stay true to this. Together with Dobler’s realisation of the facades the architects vision was proved again, through groundbreaking energy concepts, flexible interior design and highly creative requirements in the best shapes and colours available.

At the COO – Cologne Oval Office in Cologne, the glass facade lets the day light deep into the rooms of the free formed main body of the building with its inner courtyard.

The glass of the building envelope, with its always 7 green and red coloured glass shutters sitting in front of the facade and following the position of the sun, offers a spectacular sight over the Rhine and Dome of Cologne. The COO was also awarded with the EU ‘Green Building’ certificate for sustainable building.



Planung, Herstellung, Lieferung und Montage von 59 Varianten polygonal angeordneter Elementfassade mit außenliegenden, motorisch betriebenen Glasklappläden und radial angeordneten Blechen. Elemente teilweise dreigeschossig ausgeführt.

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