Extension Constructing of the Johanna-Eck-College / Kersten Kopp Architekten
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Like a shimmering, futuristic construction, the single-story pavilion sits within the newly zoned break yard of the Johanna Eck College. The scholars of the built-in secondary college from Berlin-Tempelhof can now use the brand new extension, which was constructed as a multifunctional pavilion within the transition from the japanese break yard to the sports activities fields.
Inward and outward curves divide the elongated constructing in order that lively connections between inside and outdoors are created with the assistance of uncovered window areas. Contained in the constructing, the canteen, cafeteria, membership room, studying lounge, and multifunctional room kind a coherent spatial continuum that may be related at will or divided into particular person rooms utilizing rotating partitions. Two set-in service areas enclosed with built-in furnishings divide the flowing house.
Within the inside, the colours grey and yellow play a key function. Uncovered concrete partitions, grey flooring and a shimmering acoustic ceiling characterize the looks of the brand new assembly house and lend it an industrial allure with a transparent aesthetic. The daring yellow surfaces of the wooden shelving partitions distinction with the uncooked wall and ground surfaces.
The facade considerably shapes the exterior look of the constructing and emphasizes its particular operate on the varsity grounds. The closed areas of the outer shell include load-bearing cast-in-situ concrete partitions, that are designed to be uncovered on the within. The façade materials, a ventilated curtain wall of bead-blasted stainless-steel scales organized in a diamond-shaped sample, offers the constructing a futuristic texture.
The steel cladding additionally continues on the sloping roof surfaces, forming a unity with the facade. The diamond sample of the façade was designed in-house because of the advanced geometry of the constructing, requiring on-site changes and no prefabricated components may very well be used. The fabric was equipped in rolls and minimize and folded by a steel building firm from Berlin of their workshop. Within the selection of supplies, care was taken to make use of hard-wearing and strong constructing supplies and constructions for each the inside and exterior, to guard them from vandalism and guarantee their longevity.
The horizontally organized, floor-to-ceiling window components with extremely insulating glazing provide beneficiant views and passages to the surface. The movable components of the window strips are deliberate as sliding sashes. The window components are flush with the outside of the curtain wall to create a flat, clear look. Solely a small shadow hole separates the frames from the curtain wall of stainless-steel.
The flat roof of the constructing was designed as a strengthened concrete hole core slab („bubble deck “ or „Cobiax slab“). The ceiling building is characterised by its excessive load-bearing capability and adaptability and makes it doable to appreciate massive spans with out further helps. This enables the rooms for use flexibly and creates a harmonious move between the completely different areas of use.
As an alternative of simply becoming in, the brand new constructing is designed to impress the scholars, lecturers and guests of the Johanna Eck College with its distinction.