Olivetti headquarters for Germany

Hauptverwaltung von Olivetti Deutschland

Olivetti headquarters for Germany
Address: Lyonerstrasse 34, Schwanheim, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Project:1967
Realization:1968-72


The two office volumes Eiermann projected for Olivetti in Frankfurt in 1972 have the same solution on their four sides: glass wall with walkways, and sun protection by inclined fixed awnings. Specificity in sun protection necessary in every direction is sacrificed to achieve the formal coherence of the four facades.
Sun protection is obtained with canvas awnings, normally associated with less representative buildings - houses, kiosks, ground floors of buildings ... - this element gives this group of offices an unusual look. The fact that aren’t adjustable ensures visual order of the facade.
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