FUX BG 190531064 v2

Little Hugo for FUX

FUX at Alter Schlachthof in Karlsruhe wins a Hugo-Häring award of the German BDA. The jury's statement: "The six-storey FUX business incubator centre creates a powerful boundary between the slaughterhouse site and Messplatz. The robust and clearly structured building is striking for its pleasant rigour: the skeleton construction of the exposed concrete façade and its no-frills segmentation. The reductionist façade with its clear structure contrasts the structurally sturdy architecture with the iconography of administrative buildings that is common today. With flexible room clusters and open break rooms, the two open plan storeys allow for a modern administrative space for dynamic uses. The entire building technology including exposed cable trays, ventilation pipes and open electrical installations (rooting in the component activation of the ceilings) as well as the unpretentious aesthetics of the simple shell construction are a remarkable contribution to the culture of the working environment".