SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany, is a perfect 35 meter-cube.
Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj
The building's dominant presence, which is particularly striking amid its suburban context, extends to the interior spaces. The architects felt "that exceptional ceiling heights were appropriate for the educational spaces, particularly for the studio level that occupies an entire slab of the structure." Indeed, this production floor is "an unusually lofty and fully flexible space," enclosed only by the external structural walls.
Location: Essen, Germany