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Seckach Town Hall / Ecker Architekten

  • 01:00 - 13 September, 2009
Seckach Town Hall / Ecker Architekten
Seckach Town Hall / Ecker Architekten, © Constantin Mayer
© Constantin Mayer

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From the architect. The project is the result of an invited competition. In the context of two historically protected buildings, the useable area of the existing city hall was to be doubled. The demolition of modifications from the 1950’s and 70’s and restores the historic structures to their former proportion. This surgical removal created a 10 -meter gap allowing the insertion of a new building, housing council chambers, offices, kitchen facilities, and archives. To mark the contrast between modern and existing facilities, the new structure is clad with a locally-quarried stone and the fenestration is expansive. The roof forms a hyperbolic paraboloid, allowing the appearance of a flat roof at the front and rear of the building while providing a maximum pitch of 12 degrees.

© Constantin Mayer
© Constantin Mayer

The split-level plan of the new building connects the two extant structures which formerly had no single level in common. The transparent lobby opens to a new town square and is an inviting orientation point for the entire complex.

© Constantin Mayer
© Constantin Mayer
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nicole emilia? · December 10, 2011

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mehdy · June 10, 2010

i like it too much.
german architecture with perfect details ,simple and reasonable spaces.

majchers · September 18, 2009

I apologize.

Yes, I should not be personal and yes, I should be more careful with my choice of words.

Magda · September 16, 2009

I like it very much, cause I'm truly tired of all the trendy or sterile arch now most appreciated.

Think it will stay same beautiful plenty of seasons and arch moods to come.

majchers · September 16, 2009 10:04 PM

Magda, are you also one of those chaotic nihilists opposing anything anywhere just for the sake of it? And I hope you do not pee in the middle of the main square just because it is simply cool.

P.S. Sorry for my harsh words but you asked for it.

majchers · September 16, 2009

What the heck is this?! On its own not bad, very good detailing but horrible architectural match. I am always for new and modern (even if it's -nistic only) but there is nothing to be proud of here as a whole.

Steele · September 14, 2009

Clinical and Dull? I find it refreshingly free of the pretentious geometric gymnastics that currently overwhelm architecture.

Very nice! Very nice?

vitsee · September 13, 2009

clinical and dull

T.Nowicki · September 13, 2009

exterior is mediocre, but interiors and views from inside are great

Robin · September 13, 2009

I'm never a huge fan of all those brown German buildings, but this one looks like it was built with respect towards its surroundings. I like that.

Fudge · September 13, 2009

Obviously some nice detailing... but it looks like a dogs face....

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