A new, six-story building recently became home to the state-of-the-art administrative center of the book wholesaler KNV. It features a large reception area, assembly and meeting rooms, offices as well as storage and archive rooms. The most immediately striking aspect of this building is the high-impact façade design comprising homogeneous, light-colored ceramic surfaces that emphasize the horizontal lines and colorful, vertically mounted elements in front of the window openings that follow a schematic arrangement. The viewer is immediately reminded of the arrangement of book spines on a bookcase. Specific sections of the façade are highlighted through projecting window reveals, designed to resemble showcases.