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  4. Germany
  5. Ippolito Fleitz Group
  6. 2012
  7. Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group

  • 01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marktplatz 1, 73614 Schorndorf, Germany
  • Design Team

    Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Markus Schmidt, Roger Gasperlin
  • Lightning Design

    Lichtwerke GmbH, Köln
  • Area

    654.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun + 35

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

Originally built in 1726-30, Schorndorf Town Hall is the jewel and landmark of the town of Schorndorf. In the first stage of construction, we energetically rehabilitated the top floors of the building and restored them in line with historical monument regulations. A second phase of construction followed with a redesign of the public area of the ground floor and a new façade design. 

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

The main idea behind the design was to make the historical space as visible as possible. The resulting transparency in all areas demonstrates a citizen-oriented understanding of democracy and recalls the former marketplace function of the ground floor.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

A staircase leads up from the foyer with its historical wooden pillars to a glass-fronted wedding hall. This free-floating unit with a subjacent window to the plenary hall are made of glass, so the room can be perceived as a whole. The plenary hall is characterized by an undulating ceiling sail and a seating arrangement that is optimized for maximum eye contact, thus promoting a constructive atmosphere for communication.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group" 13 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/457375/schorndorf-town-hall-ippolito-fleitz-group/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Zooey Braun

Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group