Deutsche Nationalbibliothek


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Address : Deutscher Platz 1
04103 Leipzig
Contact person : Verkaufsbüro Nord-Ost
- Germany

Architects : Gabriele Glöckler - Germany / ZSP Architekten - Stuttgart - Germany -

Fabricator : MBM Metallbau Dresden GmbH - Germany -

Project details : The internationally-acclaimed extension to the German National Library in Leipzig features a series of bespoke façade solutions from Wicona. Designed by Gabriele Glöckler and realised by the Glöckler team and ZSP Architekten, this stunning building has a glistening and sleek envelope that makes a strong visual impression. This is the library’s fourth extension and an important aim of the project was to unify the three earlier and very different architectural styles – from the historic 1912 neo-classical façade to the 1970s windowless tower complex.

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Facade systems


Unitized façade system on a stick basis visible sighlines 50mm an dfor expansion mullion 60mm Uf up to 1.4W/m²K infill thickness up to 44mm max façade element dimesions up to 3x3m
Built:: - Special construction