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Parker Hannifin European Headquarters

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Project Description

Parker Hannifin Corp. is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures motion-control technologies: It produces everything from O-rings, to hoses, to aircraft brake systems. Its European Headquarters' triple-glazed façade helps to insulate against the ambient noise, and it also reduces heat gain. A standard double-glazed insulated glass unit makes up the inside wall, followed by a 9-to-10-inch airspace filled with a mechanized shading system. Another pane of glass forms the exterior surface.

The glazing addressed an ordinance that requires views to the outside for every employee. A narrow floor plate that runs 25 feet from core to curtainwall—a departure from U.S. high-rise projects which, lead designer Ronald A. Reed says, run closer to 42 to 45 feet—ensures that everyone can see the view.

The cost has been withheld.

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Project Details

Parker Hannifin European Headquarters
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Project Team:
    Ronald A. Reed, principal and lead designer; Nancy Nozik, project director; Scott Snyder, design assistant; Philipp Bruhlmeier, partner, principal; Oliver Henninger, associate, project director; Philippe Noverraz, senior architect
  • Interior Designer: Westlake Reed Leskosky 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Weinmann-Energies 
  • Structural Engineer: MP ingénieurs conseils 
  • Electrical Engineer: Betelec 
  • General Contractor: HRS Real Estate 
  • Landscape Architect: La Touche Verte 
  • Acoustician: AAB J. Stryjenski et H. Monti 
  • Facade Engineer: BCS 
  • Security Engineer: Hautle Anderegg + Partenaires 
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Karakas & Français 
  • Sanitary Engineer: TP 
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Project Size:
    75,000 sq ft


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