On Bonn’s Venusberg, the new building of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen – DZNE) offers more than 500 employees an excellent working environment. Here, the previously distributed branch offices and additional new jobs are brought together directly near the University Clinics – this includes the central administration of the nationwide operating DZNE. One area of activity is e.g. the study of diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
The new building complex includes laboratory, office and administrative rooms as well as conference and lecture areas, a central canteen as well as examination and patient areas.
Nearly 1.000 glass lamellas in the colours of the surrounding forest across the year, form the outer sun protection on the upper floors. The building occupants still feel that they are surrounded by the forest far inside the building.
Depending on the outside temperature and brightness, these are tracked to the position of the sun and thus always ensure a good indoor climate and best light conditions at the workplaces. External blinds with slat tracking are used on the ground floor. In addition to safety functions for protection against mechanical damage by wind or frost, the sun shading control is also coupled to the fire alarm system. In this way, the louvers open automatically in the event of fire and ensure smoke extraction via the smoke an heat ventilation windows.
Picture: DZNE – Dirk Föger