Office Building ExtensionBad Kissingen, Germany, 2015

CLOSED ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR A NEW OFFICE BUILDING EXTENSION TO THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OF BAD KISSINGEN, GERMANY

COMPETITION AUTHORITY: Landkreis Bad Kissingen
3rd Prize

BETAPLAN won the 3rd prize for the design of the New Office Building Extension to the District Administration Building of Bad Kissingen. The New Building will house the District Administration’s Medical Services, General Administration Offices and a Conference Hall. The Gross Floor Area of the building is 1,839 m2.

The design objective is to achieve a simple and contemporary architectural solution that will blend harmoniously with the Old Town image of Bad Kissingen whilst fully satisfying all the requirements of a modern building.

The building has been designed as a simple, compact and free standing volume, with its boundaries being determined by the existing District Administration Buildings to the east and by the irregular shape of the Old Town to the west. The entrance is orientated towards the Town Hall Square and is defined by a recess of the building facade at that point.

The internal space organization results from the sub-division of the building into three distinct zones: the Atrium with natural light from the roof, the Concrete Core and the Office Perimeter. The public functions of the building and the public waiting areas are organized around the Atrium, whilst the non public functions are centered on the dark core.

The building shell, influenced by the chromatic palette of the Old Town, consists of colored exposed concrete in shades of orange and ochre. To reinforce the building’s mass and robustness, the colored concrete shell is continued on the 45 degree roof.