Press manufacturer manroland has celebrated the ‘topping out’ of the new Augsburg office building on which constrauction started in February.
With structural work finished, it was time for the traditional topping-out tree – familiar to those who have seen the German company erecting a press – on the construction company’s crane. Executive board member Paul Steidle thanked all involved in the project, and employees “who put up with the unavoidable inconveniences”.
Interior work starts now and about 250 employees are expected to move into the buildings starting at the beginning of 2009.
Among design features is an cooling system in the form of a cooling ceiling, and a ventilation system with cooled air-intake installed on every floor. Water pipes integrated into the ceilings will provide a comfortable environment in summer and winter. Water for the cooling comes from the nearby Senkelbach brook and will be recirculated afterwards.