The SAP Americas Headquarters Expansion, was designed by FXFOWLE Architects, that located in Newtown Square, United States, Located in a suburban area outside Philadelphia, the expansion building responds to its surrounding 110-acre site the existing building, topography, vegetation, and views and the importance to enhance and preserve these resources. The building‚Äôs curved form is nestled organically along the land‚Äôs grade and acts as the basis for integrated sustainable design strategies. A large grove of Chestnut trees, a threatened species, was conserved on the site by shaping the building around wooded areas.
SAP Americas required an expansion to their existing headquarters that would act as a natural outgrowth of the company‚Äôs holistic and strategic corporate focus on sustainability. The expansion building creates a collaborative, inspirational work environment for the company‚Äôs regional employees while allowing for incremental growth. As the world’s leading provider of business software – offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses – the new complex reflects the company‚Äôs strong global image, technological innovation, and environmental consciousness.
A four-storey, glass-enclosed atrium serves as the building‚Äôs circulation spine and venue for corporate meetings and social gatherings. The atrium, shaded by a brise soleil and enriched with a fieldstone wall at the base, imparts a sense of serenity and connection to natural elements. Calibrated sustainable strategies to increase the building‚Äôs energy efficiency include geothermal wells, a triple-glazed curtain wall, ice storage system and green roofs.