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Borken District House
Designer: Sven Paulzen - Dipl.-Ing. (FH) M.Sc. ETH Architekt
Design Type: Architecture; Working Spaces
Company / Organization / School: SSP AG
Team Members: Sven Paulzen, Matthias Kraemer, Matthias Solbach, Thomas Schmidt & Vitalij Lubarez
The extension of the district building connects to the existing building in the south-west with a passerelle. The new building forms two offset building blocks that communicate as a link between the park and the existing building. The existing chestnut avenue is complemented by the offset building line of the entrance facade. The design envisages the realization of a purely administrative building, on the top floor of which the district control center is arranged as a special use with the necessary ancillary rooms such as crisis staff room, overflow places, rest rooms, etc.. The building grid organizes both small room units, such as the rest and office rooms, and the large room units, such as the control center rooms, economically. The administrative building is realized via the two offset building blocks, which feature a perforated clinker facade with the largest possible inviting window formats. An exciting contrast is achieved through the juxtaposition of maximally open facade surfaces and calm-looking clinker surfaces. The staircases are accentuated by vertically positioned window strips.As a special design element, loggias are arranged on the top floor in the area of the control center at the transom heads.