The family center is a compact, flat building, gently rising to the north. The positioning of the building respects the need for peace in the Church and the opposing lively atmosphere on the southwest side. The roof of the ground floor firmly intersects the earth, utilizing the existing slope of the site, creating variegated spaces for different age groups. The visible volume of the building is minimized, as the program integrated into the landscape. The building is accessible at three levels from the exterior, creating a completely barrier-free building.
The building is characterized by its versatility, allowing for static activities such as relaxation and socialization, and rapid activities, such as coming and going while fetching children. The foyer of the new building acts as an interface of different functions - a platform expands the foyer into the sanctuary, and thus forms an auditorium for events.
The foyer will be utilized often and will be truly multifunctional. The building is utilized and adjusted in accordance with the requirements of specific events, whether puppet theatre, cafe, dance hall, cinema, folklore group or party room, whether young or old, whether in succession or all at once.
Due to the compactness of the structure, the realization and maintenance is economically optimized. The solar panels built into the roof are an integral architectural element rather than a visually-offensive technical necessity.
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Teresa Stillebacher