SMA Solar Academy by HHS Planer + Architekten AG

Being world market leader in the fields of inverters, the company SMA Solar was in need of a
training centre in striking distance to the existing facility. The new building was built on stilts on
an existing parking area. Construction and design resulted out of the site’s proximity to the river
Fulda and energetic isolated operation. Large-format integrated photovoltaic elements are acting
as roof and façade.

Thus the building’s envelope consisting of solar panels and ALUCOBOND in
White high-gloss unifies technical demands with the aesthetics of a pending light structure. Material
and construction of wall, roof and soffit are fading. In the upper floor the lobby, training rooms and
building equipment serve as showroom to demonstrate the building technology. The building is
independent of the public energy supply and is working energetically self-sufficient.

Architect: HHS Planer + Architekten AG │ Kassel, Germany

Location: Niestetal │ Germany

Material: ALUCOBOND White high-gloss

Year of Construction: 2010

Construction: Riveted / Screwed

Photos: Constantin Meyer Photographie

source: 3A Composites GmbH

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