Client: District Böblingen
1st prize Competition 2018
Similar to the typical barn structures of the locality, the planned ensemble is visible from afar at the junction of the country road and federal highway. The three slightly buckled “gable-end” buildings naturally nestle into the topography of a plot inclined from north to south. Between the buildings is a generous space for manoeuvring.
Above the rescue station, road maintenance, gritter and vehicle halls, the required offices, recreation and residential spaces are provided. This means paths within the building are short and the spaces have good energy ratings.
The direct transition of walls to roofs gives the buildings a sculptural effect. This impression is supported by the continuous use of wood for the external shell. The buildings should be a mixed form of clad timber-framed structures (particularly in the unheated halls) and timber panels with prefabricated structural elements.
The use of rainwater and solar power and installation of pellet heating should ensure the sustainability of the structures.