2nd prize at St. Elisabeth
Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten win 2nd prize in the competition "New Parish Hall and Parish Office of St. Elisabeth" in Ehningen. The jury's verdict: "The authors propose a compact arrangement of the room programme around a central new parish courtyard. The overall volume refers to the existing building lines of the church and allows for an appropriate pathway from north to south. Parallel to this pathway, a linear elevated roof element spatially encloses the community courtyard. (...) The simplicity of the façade language corresponds to the conceptual approach and the zoning of the building: the outer shell of the new building, made of vertically structured, lightly whitewashed timber cladding with precisely located window openings, is varied thematically in the parish courtyard and here acquires a pleasant, greater transparency. Overall, a valuable contribution with great conceptual, design and functional qualities."