The Sun shading of Q1 building, ThyssenKrupp Quarter designed by JSWD Architekten is located in Cologne, Germany. The Q1 building is part of the new ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen, Germany. An innovative, highly efficient sun shading system was developed for large parts of the Q1 façade.
Apart from the panoramic window, this sun shading system defines the character of the Q1 building. Its sun shading elements, which look like metal feathers from afar, consist of approximately 3,150 routered vertical stalks; stainless steel double axes, into which approximately 400,000 horizontal stainless steel louvres have been screwed.