glass facade | IGM Hannover | Nabo Gaß

The design of the glass facade of the IGM building in Hannover is dedicated to trade unionist Otto Brenner.

In the post-war years, Otto Brenner decisively shaped trade union work, in particular IGM. His portrait is centrally beamed into one of the shop windows. His famous statement "not rest, not subservience to authority is the first civic duty, but criticism and constant democratic watchfulness" is, in many languages, readable in the surrounding discs. Colored, glassy underlines emphasize the text in places and attract the attention of passers-by.

IGM Hannover Fassadengestaltung Innenansicht

Light and shadow play. The sandblasted glass surfaces provide good privacy and yet let the light inside.

IGM Hannover Fassadengestaltung Aussenansicht

Exterior of the designed glass facade.

IGM Hannover Fassadengestaltung Detailansicht

One of his central statements by Otto Brenner has perpetuated Nabo in the glass facade multilingual: "Not peace, not subservience to the authorities is the first civic duty, but criticism and constant democratic vigilance."