The new seat of the Arbitration Court and the Debt Enforcement Office is situated in a row of houses directly in the historical city centre, on a narrow, deep plot between two firewalls.
▼建筑外观，the exterior view
Two “building sections” develop from the two adjoining streets into the depth of the plot and are connected to an access area, while being “separated” by an inner courtyard. Above the entrance from the front street, a skylit hall with a spacious staircase is situated centrally on the lowest level for communal public uses. Above it, the Arbitration Court and the Debt Enforcement Office are separated by each “house” and accessed by a rear private entrance. The entrances split the public and internal accesses of the two street façades and enhance the presence required on both street façades.
By interpreting the heterogeneous architectural context , the appearance of the new building is reserved, but nevertheless integrated into the row of houses in an independent way. Various building elements that exist there are picked up on and expressed in a contemporary way with respect to the materials. The roof form basically follows the existing order, but is placed over both “houses” and covers the courtyard to support the development’s unity. The building’s durable, sustainable materials strengthen the inner urban context and continue the expression of public buildings.
▼新建筑保留了原来的外观，但以独立的方式整合于房屋群中，the appearance of the new building is reserved, while integrated into the row of houses in an independent way
▼对公窗口区，the service window for the public
▼内部办公室，the internal office area
▼走廊区的裸露混凝土墙面增强了质朴的感觉，the corridor with exposed concrete wall
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
▼三层平面图，third floor plan
▼四层平面图，fourth floor plan
▼五层平面图，fifth floor plan