Bright, open and spacious: On January 10, 2017, the New Leonberg City Hall opened its doors to its citizens. The new building provides modern workplaces and a high level of amenity for some 220 administrative staff in an area of approximately 9,900 square meters. The new City Hall was completed on schedule and within budget in less than two years. Drees & Sommer supported the Leonberg City Council with the project from the start, and managed the €25 million project.
One of the most eye-catching features of the new council building is its open and transparent design. All six above-ground floors have large windows, allowing daylight to flood into the building and affording an unobstructed view of the city. Glass office partitions, attractive waiting areas and a central atrium extending over multiple levels and topped with a transparent glass roof continue this approach in the interior of the building. The new building also scores well in terms of sustainability: Most of its energy demand is met by solar panels on the roof. Thermal building component activation is used for temperature control.
Drees & Sommer has supported the project from the outset, and managed the organization of the combined invitation to tender and the contract award process in accordance with the ‘Plan and Build’ principle. The company then undertook project controlling. Despite the complexity of the building and the tight schedule, the project was completed and handed over to the City of Leonberg on schedule and within budget.