SOCOTEC designs new office space for EUMETSAT
CANZLER, a SOCOTEC company, was awarded the general planning and design contract for EUMETSAT new office building.
Project name: New office building for EUMETSAT
Location: Darmstadt (DE)
Photo credit © Roman Thomas
CANZLER, a SOCOTEC company, was awarded the general planning and design contract for EUMETSAT new office building providing for a total floor area of 3,200 sqm to be annexed to the north facade of the existing East Building.
Created in 1986, EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, now has 30 European member states. A team of 900 is engaged at EUMETSAT’s headquarters in Darmstadt.
The organization’s spatial requirements have grown due to the upcoming commissioning and deployment of more satellites. In order to do this more office space will be needed and 120 flexibly configurable work stations will be featured, which can be realized as cubicle, group or open-plan designs, in addition to seven conference rooms
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Thanks to the forward-looking planning in 2015, when the existing "East Building" was completed, and designed back then, the new building can be constructed without disrupting operations. Indeed, the existing building already features the requisite wall openings and rebar links for the reinforced concrete floors of the extension to be built.