The SpaceLift research building at DLR – Germany's national aeronautics and space centre in Bremen - is the third laboratory building in Germany to be honoured with a DGNB* certificate in bronze. The prize honours the client's and architects' commitment to sustainable building practice.
Completed in 2012 by scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner (ksg) in collaboration with Feldschnieders + Kister in Bremen, the project is home to high-tech development and testing laboratories plus clean rooms and workshops for systems technology. The structure's skin is composed of specially engineered ceramic tiles cemented onto the insulating shell in droves and swarms according to a specially devised installation system for a visual effect reminiscent of a space shuttle heat shield.
Architekten: kister scheithauergross architekten und stadtplaner GmbH
* DGNB – Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen e.V., ~ German Sustainable Building Council