Inauguration ESO Headquarters
On 4th December 2013 the official inauguration ceremony for the new office extension of ESO Headquarters in Garching was held. The new facilities can accommodate all employees in Garching and with the technical building there is space available to pre-assemble, test and optimize the complex instruments of ESO.
The two buildings – an office building with 10.300 square meters and a technical building with 2.900 square meters – and their surroundings provide more than twice as much floor space than the original ESO headquarters in Garching.
The office building with its circumferential overhang of approx. 5 m requires complex static calculations. The roof structure is the connecting element between the three building parts which are circularly shaped around inner courtyards. The ceilings are suspended from the roof structure which makes columns in the ground floor unnecessary.
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