The new barrier-free car park Am Finanzamt in Detmold offers 443 parking spaces on eight split levels. It is mainly used by visitors to the neighbouring clinic and medical centre. Studies have shown that, due to emotional distress, this group of persons is particularly at risk of becoming involved in car accidents. The application of the ADAC guidelines for user-friendly car parks accounts for the resulting requirements.
Key advantages include parking spaces with an average width of 2.7 m and adequate lighting in all building areas. An emergency call system and the prevention of trouble spots provide added safety. Technical steps have been taken to provide direct online access to occupancy rates so visitors can check their parking options before starting their trip.
The car park was designed by the renowned planning firm brüchner-hüttemann whose successful track record includes several car park planning projects. The primary design feature is the perforated brick façade whose construction required considerable technical sophistication. Its light tone perfectly suits the sandstone façade of the adjacent tax office. The openings in the masonry provide the necessary ventilation. They also allow daylight to illuminate the building’s interior.