Zimmern Community Center | Ecker architekten

• July 15, 2009

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Zimmern Community Center, image courtesy of Ecker architekten

German architect Ecker architekten has designed a Community Center located in Zimmern, Germany. The project was awarded Beispielhaftes Bauen (2007) and guter Bauten (BDA 2008).

+ Project description courtesy of Ecker architekten
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View from Tribune, image courtesy of Ecker architekten

Built to house cultural events in a town with active club membership, this hall also hosts sporting events and seasonal festivals. A composite use required flexibility, durability, and safety. Seating 500, the project houses a youth club, offices for local officials, and the town doctor.

The sectional resolution of the entrance at street level and the main hall four metres below, generates the space. A broad corridor provides access to public facilities, and provides an overview of activities taking place in the hall.

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Stair and corridor, image courtesy of Ecker architekten

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Main stair, image courtesy of Ecker architekten

Stairs terminate both ends of this tribune, connecting the upper and lower levels. Food service, storage, green rooms and mechanical areas are housed beneath the entrance block. Code requires that these rooms receive daylight and fresh air.

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Light cannons exterior, image courtesy of Ecker architekten

Concrete sewer culverts mounted at 45 degrees to the foundation walls fulfill environmental requirements and lend a dramatic character to the streetscape. These light cannons are lit for events, signaling activities to the community.

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Ground Floor Plan & section, courtesy of Ecker architekten

+ Project credits / data

Project: Community Center in Zimmern
Architect: Ecker architekten
Location: Zimmern, Germany
Photographer: Constantin Mayer Photographie, Köln

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Ecker architekten

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Category: Architecture, Culture

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  1. [...] A empresa alemã de arquitetura Ecker Architekten projetou um Centro Comunitário localizado em Zimmern, Alemanha.  O projeto foi premiado com o Beispielhaftes Bauen (2007) e o Guter Bauten (BDA 2008). Construído para abrigar eventos culturais em uma cidade com filiação a clubes ativa, este hall também é lugar para eventos esportivos e festivais sazonais. Um uso composto requereu flexibilidade, durabilidade e segurança. Com lugar para 500 pessoas sentadas, o projeto abriga clube de jovens, escritórios para autoridades locais oficiais, e o médico da cidade……Mais [...]