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Digital Collection Egon Eiermann

Administration and warehouse buildings Vereinigte Seidenweberei AG


Administration and warehouse buildings Vereinigte Seidenweberei AG

For urban planning reasons, the administration building is set back from the property line by around 35 metres and is kept low at 3 1/2 storeys above ground level. A long canopy marks the main entrance, which leads into a large entrance hall. This entrance hall extends over three storeys at the rear and is lit from the north-east by a large window wall. The glazed lift shafts and the central staircase, which runs around a concrete slab and is connected to the corridors via connecting bridges, stand freely in the space. The floor plans are flush with each other. By raising the ground floor by a few steps, the basement is naturally lit. The structure is made of reinforced concrete with pillars and beams visible in the façade. The parapets and the non-load-bearing vertical sections between the windows are clad with matt black stoneware panels. The second construction phase was a nine-storey warehouse and office building, which is connected to the administration building via a glazed bridge and whose staircase is pulled out of the building due to the operational requirement for large floor levels.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 53

Project-specific information

Project Administration and warehouse buildings Vereinigte Seidenweberei AG
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann und Robert Hilgers, Architekturbüro
  • Vereinigte Seidenweberei AG, Bauherr*in
Project period 1950-1956

Object-specific information

Typology Verwaltungsgebäude, administration buildings; Lagergebäude, warehouses

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Krefeld