After a detailed analysis of the architectural structure of the existing project, instead of developing a counterpoint icon between the new and old, a synthesis of the two was used instead as the design principle. In order to loosen the rigidity of the existing box, openings with free-formed arches were cut into the facade that made the elongated building more dynamic and guide the view along the facade to its end. The edges are raised obliquely and extend around the corner. The previously closed, stiff facade becomes a light fabric which conceals yet suggests what is behind.
StatikDI Stephan Tagger