Cologne, 16th August 2023 – The new building for the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein (KVNO) at “Butzweilerhof” marks the next step in the organization’s forward-looking development process. The particularly resource-friendly and energy-efficient solution means that the building far exceeds the requirements of the Building Energy Law (GEG). In order to meet the primary energy demands of the complex, the project focused on the use of regenerative energies.
After a construction phase lasting two-and-a-half years, ATP architects engineers joined the clients and countless guests to celebrate the opening. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to give the KVNO a striking new appearance in the shape of its new administration building. The building is well-thought-out in urban planning terms and its open, dynamic volumes create extraordinary internal spaces that give a sense of identity to both employees and visitors,” says Matthias Koch, Managing Director of ATP Frankfurt, commenting on the architecturally expressive concept of the successful new building.
The bespoke “KVNO World of Work” contains not just offices and conference areas but also a childcare center, a company restaurant, and a sports area for employees. The interaction of working spaces, generous views of the green surroundings, and targeted positioning of design elements create a richly varied office landscape. The heart of the powerful circular building is home to a central green courtyard, around which all the key functions are radially organized. The façade concept emphasizes this dynamism while generating visual depth.