Parish Centre, Hamburg , 2015, 3rd prize

The new parish centre merges with the existing building and presents itself as a staggered building volume with a cross-shaped ground plan and autonomous north, east, south, and west wings. With a prestigious entrance along Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse, it develops a new, dynamic silhouette. As a counterbalance to the adjacent small-scale development, the building avoids any suburban fragmentation. It occupies the corner of the site without hermetically closing it off. On the ground floor, a backlit foyer connects the event hall, restaurant, and chapel. A distinction between old and new is only visible at second glance—the inner courtyard with the surrounding cloister unites the building parts into a whole.