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Galleries // 2018 Spark:Space // Fritz Henbler Vocational College

Fritz Henbler Vocational College


Competition: Spark:Space
Designer: Frank Köller - Architect
Design Type: educational building
Company / Organization / School: SSP AG
Website: http://www.ssp.ag
Team Members: Frank Köller, Matthias Solbach, Thomas Schmidt, Gerrit Ernst, Andreas Bischoff, Christoph Nowakowski, Beate Ennig, Rosy Skorsinsky & Lars Pukropski

The aim was to develop the school building, which was in great need of renovation and listed as a historical monument, into a sustainable school building, taking into account the design, technical and organisational requirements. The architects placed particular emphasis on the careful insertion of the required new building structures, taking into account the protection of historical monuments, and a maximum maintain of listed building fabric. In close cooperation with the preservation authorities and users, a convincing ensemble of buildings was conceived and designed by the architects in the careful handling of the listed building, which not only convinces through the careful handling of a piece of building history, but which has also results in a contemporary reinterpretation through the skillful arrangement of new building structures. All parties involved in the planning (client, integral planning team, specialist planners, teachers, pupils, preservation of historical monuments) were brought "to one table" right from the start. An ultra-modern and contemporary school building has been created, which in particular meets the requirements of monument preservation and users in an exemplary manner. It should also be noted that the tight time and cost framework could be fully met.