A show-stopper at central station

Project detail

Object type

Office building and hotel

Window system

S 9000 AD


GEALAN-acrylcolor® RAL 9006


Dresden / DE

Year of Construction

2020 - 2022


KNERER UND LANG Architekten GmbH, Dresden


W. MARKGRAF GmbH & Co KG | Bauunternehmung, Bayreuth

Window fabricator

sebnitzer fensterbau, Sebnitz / Tischlerei Göpfert, Limbach-Oberfrohna

It’s not quite that easy to say what the colour of the new Simmel Center in the heart of Dresden is: the facade is composed of multicoloured matt and glossy aluminium panels coated in all colours of the spectrum, which shimmer all the shades of the rainbow depending on how the light falls: a lustrous sight for anyone passing by on the train or in a car.

The aluminium look is also embraced by the building’s window profiles: the 880 window elements of the GEALAN S 9000 system are done in the colour GEALAN-acrylcolor® white aluminium. At 204 metres in length and 40 metres in width, the Simmel Center is a massive construction.

IT companies, the administration for a health insurance provider, a large food market and Dresden’s biggest hotel with almost 800 beds are all housed on 50,000 square metres of floor space.

Photographer: Peter Eichler

Used products and innovations from GEALAN

S 9000

The S 9000 platform is the all-round talent of GEALAN profile systems, a versatile, state-of-the-art system for windows, doors and lift-slide doors. Rebate or centre seal, windows suitable for passive houses or historical ones, everything is possible with S 9000.
Read more about S 9000

Innovations GEALAN-acrylcolor®

A one-of-a-kind surface
Read more about Innovations GEALAN-acrylcolor®

Further references


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