Text description provided by the architects. For over ten years the municipality of Krumbach pursued a very committed construction program, which essentially concerned the structural development of the village center. The rectory is seen as a preliminary ‘milestone’ in this process. In its function as a cultural and multipurpose building, the rectory plays an important role in Krumbach’s public life, reinforced by its spatial presence in the in the village square. Inside the building, a parish hall (small village hall), the parish office with rectory as well as a library and the rehearsal room for the music club and choir. The diverse range of uses provides additional vitalization and attractiveness for Krumbach’s village center.
The Rectory is a socially sustainable building, demonstrating a well-considered intervention led by a small community’s effort to provide a form of infrastructure to its citizens that best supports and promotes a lively village life.