"LET’S DANCE" - INAUGURATION OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS OF THE SAXON MEDICAL PENSION PROVIDER
On 28 November, the Saxon medical pension provider, an institution of the Saxon State Medical Association, a public corporation, could officially open its new premises in the heart of Dresden, about one year after the topping-out ceremony. First Mayor Detlef Sittel and Erik Bodendieck, President of the State Medical Association, as well as the Saxon State Conservator (retired) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Glaser paid tribute to the historically significant former bank building, which is one of the few buildings in the heart of Dresden to have survived the bombing raids of World War II.
The 2nd - 4th floors are used by the Sächsische Ärzteversorgung Einrichtung der Sächsischen Landesärztekammer Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts. The ground floor and the 1st floor will be rented out or can be booked for events.
A special showpiece is the historical cashier’s hall, which has been redesigned as a ballroom and can be bathed in brilliant light by LED technology above the existing glass dome. The new parquet flooring was inaugurated with vivid performances by a dance group from Pirna and break dancers from Dresden.
A further core element of the revitalization is the placement of a superstructure over the glassed-in inner courtyard in a reinforced composite steel construction forming a new connecting level to create a spatial connection between the 2nd to 4th floors. Part of this connecting level is the generous forum staircase, which provides direct access to the cafeteria. Together with the new glass roofing, an impressive new development of the inner courtyard has been created.
KREBS+KIEFER Dresden was entrusted with the structural design. Our Berlin colleagues solved the major challenges of preventive fire protection!