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1st Prize at Markusturm

The design by Birk Heilmeyer and Frenzel Architekten was awarded first prize in the competition for the construction of a new community centre and a day-care facility for children at the Markusturm in Weinheim. The design relates to the key idea "new and old buildings in conjunction". The applied materials differentiate between old (concrete) and new (wood). Together, the buildings form a harmonious entity with clearly defined exterior spaces: cemetery, community courtyard, and playground of the childcare centre. In a subtle counter movement, the undulating roof surface of the new building refers to the sloped church roof. Its resulting shape puts it thus in context with the existing church.