AIT 11.2019 Health and Spa – Good design can help!
For the November issue on “Health and Wellness”, we set out on a search for projects in which, after fulfilling the technical specifications, there was still a will to design and a budget left for an inner life that conveys a sense of security and confidence. The dental practices in Berlin, Stuttgart and Asheville and the blood donor room in Hamburg are anything but sterile and frightening. And the projects from Utrecht, Barcelona and Heidelberg provide an excellent illustration of how important a protective, relaxing environment is for cancer patients. Don’t even get sick – that’s the motto in view of the cold autumn weather. Swimming pools and fitness studios can help. We have found remarkable and well-designed examples!
Architects, interior designers, designers, interior designers and lighting planners from almost 30 countries around the world read AIT. Almost 25 percent of the circulation is delivered abroad, which is why the ten editions of AIT are bilingual – German/English. AIT is the official organ of the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten).
xia 109 10-12/19 Building automation Building security and fire protection
JSWD Architekten is showing how a revitalised colliery site can be further developed with its extension to Nordsternpark Gelsenkirchen for the real estate company Vivawest. HENN has also been responsible for district development with its European headquarters for online fashion retailer Zalando, and haascookzemmrich is setting an example for sustainable building with its new Alnatura working environment in Darmstadt. Also the administration building WDF49 for SAP in Walldorf by SCOPE Architects, the integrated secondary school in Berlin – planned by NKBAK in modular timber construction, the fire station in Biberach by DREI Architects and the Science Center Experimenta by Sauerbruch Hutton are selected projects in which building automation, building security and fire protection play a special role.
xia is the interdisciplinary trade journal for innovative building. Its special form of architectural observation encompasses the entire performance of a building, from design to operation.