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What is Sauerbruch Hutton?

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What is Sauerbruch Hutton?

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    Sauerbruch Hutton is the architecture firm established by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton established in 1989. Sauerbruch is from Konstanz, Germany and Hutton is from Norwich, United Kingdom. They met at the Architectural Association (AA) in London where they studied and taught between 1984 and 1990.

    Before starting the firm, Hutton worked for British Brutalist Peter Smithson and Sauerbach worked at Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The firm's designs use color, are adapted to conserve energy,  and are known for using curves.

    In 1999 the firm designed the German Federal Ministry of Environment building. In 2002 their plan for a new Museum of Contemporary of Art in Sydney were scrapped in favor of refurbishing the old art deco building. The firm designed the headquarters for Germany's Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt/UBA) in Dessau in 2005. The firm won a 2005 competition to design an extension of the KfW Banking Group headquarters in Frankfurt. The design is based on a four-level podium structure with a sheltered arcade walkway connecting at eaves height to the existing bank building and extending along the Zeppelinallee road with an asymmetrical curved and three pronged footprint. The design includes includes "a 14-storey, 54m high, tower placed on this irregular Y-shaped base" that is shaped like a leaf. In Bavaria, the firm's work includes the Museum Brandhorst and the ADAC (headquarters for the German Motor Club).

    The firm completed the design work for the £21.2 million Jessop West building project (formerly part of Jessop Hospital) on the campus of the University of Sheffield in collaboration with RMJM and consulting engineers Arup. The project was awarded based on a competition in 2005 and will house the Department of History, the School of English and the School of Modern Languages and Linguistics. It includes exhibition space, a visitor centre and a cafe on the ground floor.  The building has a coloured glass facade and is "very environmentally friendly" with "features built into the design to maximise energy efficiency and make the best use of natural light, including a living roof."

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