A new administration building of Sika GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany is now completed. Special feature: It has been planned and built according to a wide range of sustainability criteria of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Sika Germany GmbH now targets the DGNB certification.

DGNB criteria

The criteria for certification DGNB give priority to environmental, economic, socio-cultural and functional aspects of a building and its technical quality - considered over its entire life cycle, from planning to the end of its useful life. The responsible use of natural resources and the reduction of CO2 emissions are in the foreground
From basement to roof
The planning began in 2011, construction started in October 2011. The building has a total area of ​​almost 1,800 square meters and was largely equipped with the sustainable products of Sika Germany: Under the claim "Sustainability from basement to roof" structure, roof and window seals and concrete admixtures as well as the entire floor derive from own product range. A model of the building indicates the Sika products which were used and the areas of the building where they were used.

Art and architecture
The new administration building is decorated on each floor with art works of artist Betty Beier: There are plastic impressions of landscapes in northern Germany, China and Iceland, which are mostly threatened by construction projects such as lignite mining, dams and climate change.