In your design, you are, so to speak, putting the crown on the historical core. How is new lustre created on old stone?
The existing building plays a central role in our design. In the course of its history, it has suffered war damage and does not all parts correspond to the original state of construction. We preserve the original façade and rebuild what was added from the 1960s onwards.
The purpose of the extension is to make the contrast of the old-new visible on the outside. The division of the façade reflects the existing building, which is very detailed with natural stones, cornices and friezes. In contrast, the new building, as a reduced glass body, has a double façade with as few details as possible. Through the planned two-layer design – the homogeneous glass level on the outside and the functional façade in a second layer on the inside – the new building speaks a reduced language, appears pure, which makes the whole ensemble radiate.