Cultural hall Berching
In the medieval-looking town of Berching, the new culture hall could be erected on a special building site. At the interface between the two city centers, the old town and the suburbs, directly on the banks of the Sulz river, the new building of the culture hall blends into the historical surroundings despite the most modern construction technology and contemporary elements. In the midst of architectural monuments, it was the intention of the architects Kühnlein to enhance the city through the construction of the new culture hall and to score with an appealing interior as well as exterior space. The important vision behind the design concept was above all that the building should be designed in the historical context, that it should blend in but also stand out from the rest of the cityscape with contemporary design details.
The architects Kühnlein wanted an honest material language. One should see which materials were used. It should be clearly defined and visible, and above all it should do without thick cladding and additional insulation, and for this the elements from Green Code with the integrated core insulation were the ideal and above all also the most sustainable solution. "There you have honest concrete surfaces and you don't have to "cosmeticize" or spackle on top and then add insulation packs that are simply not sustainable," Kühnlein says of the decision.
The new culture hall in the old town of Berching blends into its surroundings with its steep gable roof. Nevertheless, the building is clearly recognizable as a new building block in its historic surroundings.
Dipl.-Ing Michael Kühnlein