Getrag Gears, North America

Getrag Gears, North America

Getrag Corporate Group, a German automobile transmission manufacturer,
expanded its plant operations to include this high profile two-story office building. The design emphasis is on employee comfort. The contemporary and sleek interior has elegantly proportioned ceilings that are 11’-0” tall, with all glass facades on two sides of the building. All regularly occupied spaces are less than 30’-0” from exterior glass so everyone has a “room with a view.” The exterior windows are designed with automated shading devices with solar-tracking capability. An 8’-0” wide covered, cantilevered balcony wraps the two glass facades providing additional shading for employees. Conference rooms and all regularly occupied spaces have clerestory glass for additional natural light. The significant use of daylight reduces the need for artificial lighting throughout the new office building. The project has a LEED® Silver certification.