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Expansion of the Cultural and Congress Center Chemnitz - 3rd prize

2011

Conversion of the Chemnitz Civic Center into a Convention and Conference Center

Design Competition

Client
Stadthalle Chemnitz GmbH

Task
The civic center of the City of Chemnitz plans to extend the future program in the field of conventions and conferences. For this reason, the complex of the civic center should be extended by approx. 2.500 sqm of flexible conference and exhibition space. Considering the listed existing building parts, a new multifunctional complex should be developed, which meets the requirements of modern conferences and conventions. The goal is a contemporary appearance with a strong identity which will represent the new Convention and Conference Center in a characteristic way.

Extract from the Jury Report
"In the urban context, the decision of the authors to concentrate the extension towards the park is generally reasonable… The authors listed advantages from orienting the new building volumes and creating a distinct edge towards the park, from covering the entrance area and from connecting the old and new lobbies, which are evaluated positively. The simplicity of the design in its inner organization and distribution of functions is particularly successful… The strength of the spatial design
of this competition entry is the visual connection of most conference rooms with the nearby park… The high flexibility of the convention area with its combinable rooms is pointed out… The proposed extension is developed effectively from the existing building structure, but it changes to an orthogonal system which enables a more efficient organization of the floor plans… The concept to change the existing building parts only in those areas with less distinctive design features is seen positively… "