Building for the future

Project: Solar Academy training facility, Niestetal, Germany

Architect: HHS Planer+Architekten AG, Kassel, Germany

Building client: SMA Solar Technology AG, Niesetal, Germany

Photographs: Constantin Meyer, Cologne, Germany

Nemetschek brand involved: GRAPHISOFT

The floating island of energy

Sustainability: A term that is so overused that one is reluctant to utter it. And this also goes for “sustainable building,” which has become a standard phrase whose meaning often remains nebulous and vague. Not so with the Kassel-based architecture office HHS Planer+Architekten, who, for instance, created the “Solar Academy,” a modern training facility of SMA Solar Technology AG. Future-proof energy concepts blend with flexible usage concepts; materials that make environmentally compatible use of resources and the greatest level of user comfort blend with spectacular architecture that focuses on quality.