2012-09-28

Culture and Exhibition Center by Henn

Credits: Henn Architekten
Henn Architekten won the first prize for House of Culture in Weikersheim.


Credits: Henn Architekten

Henn Architekten has long years of experience in the research and development of innovative spatial concepts and of efficient design solutions.


Credits: Henn Architekten
Weikersheim on the “Romantische Strasse” in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg is known as the Town of Music through its music academy and the “Jeunesses Musicales” initiative. Until now, the only performance venue for musicians in Weikersheim had been the town hall. The town will soon have another: a new concert hall.


Credits: Henn Architekten
The design engages in dialogue with its immediate surroundings, the nearby Renaissance castle and the town church St. Georg. The sloping roofs and timber facades make reference to the architecture of the old town and the aesthetics and materiality of the sound boxes of musical instruments. Two components make up the single-storey building: a large main chamber and a smaller space with chorus room and ancillary rooms. In the south-east, a deep recess marks the main entrance, the conical foyer opens to the concourse with a large glass front. The all-round wood laminate cladding gives depth to the facade of the new concert hall and emphasises its sculptural building form.


Credits: Henn Architekten

Credits: Henn Architekten