Egon Eiermann, Josef Neckermann KG Distribution Center, (1958-1961)
At 257 meters long and 65 meters wide, the distribution center occupies a volume of approximately 4000,000 cubic meters. It’s reinforced concrete supports form a grid of 6×6 meters. The escape balconies also serve the maintenance and shading of the glazed areas. Color helps to articulate the long facades: thus concrete is light grey, railings white or blue and awnings yellow or red.