2nd life construction werkhalle + büros am Teuchelweiher kpm3 headquarters, Diessenhofen Switzerland
Second Life Construction represents a sustainable construction and planning method, which should encourage to think further.
The steel construction and wooden elements as well as windows, sanitary installations, ventilation and electronic systems were dismantled from a temporary canteen in Zurich and reused in the new construction in Diessenhofen, Switzerland.
The kick off for the new building took place on April 20, 2020. Six months later the premises are in operation and the modern building stands out with its elegant wooden facade as an eye-catcher in the industrial zone of Diessenhofen.
The interiors offer space on the upper floor for three spacious offices with common rooms and a terrace. An open-plan office with 120m2 becomes the new headquarters of kpm3 ag Switzerland.
The workshop of the local carpenter’s workshop in Roesch is on the ground floor, while the underground car park has 16 parking spaces including electrical charging stations in the basement.
Next stage: WOOD
The wooden facade is getting assembled and gives the building its final character.
All the wood used for the facade comes from the community forest of Diessenhofen.
Specifically selected for their use, the Douglas firs got dry-stored and cut to size at the local sawmill Möckli Sägerei AG. It is a privilege to be able to use such local and natural materials to clad the building and to be able to follow the processing.
The element wood is integrated in many aspects in this building.
Not only is the outer facade made of this natural material, the wooden elements used in the interior fittings and in the building are reused Second Life construction elements and contribute to sustainability and also make a significant contribution to a natural indoor climate in the offices. And last but not least: In the belly of the workshop, the Roesch carpenter will be creating further new projects build out of wood, and so the cycle continues.
Kick off despit covid crisis
The global company kpm3 ag focuses on local and sustainable construction in the new building in Diessenhofen. A new workshop with offices for local companies is being built at its headquarters in Switzerland.
The aspect of sustainability comes into play with the environmentally friendly construction method by reusing existing building materials, sourcing local products and supporting local businesses.