Renovation and reconstruction of the landmark Tuebingen District Court

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Restoration and Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    Dannien Roller Architekten + Partner
  • Lead Designer
    Maren Dannien
  • Architect
    Dannien Roller Architekten + Partner
  • Photo Credit
    Dietmar Strauss
  • Location
    Schellingstraße 9-11, 72072 Tübingen
  • Project Date

Conversion of a military building for the Tübingen Probate and Guardianship Court
The 1907 chamber building was converted between 2018 and 2021, in a balancing act between military construction and the modern requirements of a place of jurisdiction. Due to its use as a vehicle hall, the fabric of the building had been severely damaged, which made it necessary to replace the ceiling above the ground floor with extensive support measures.The former garage doors to the rear were opened up to allow light into the courtrooms. Reminiscent of the wooden gates, the glass panes are staggered in terms of their depth, lending the façade a moving pictorial quality.The inserted reinforced concrete ceiling, attached to the expression of the removed ceiling, is visible in places as a construction. Roughly plastered walls and the sanded, exposed screed contrast harmoniously with the oak wood of the furnishings, while asymmetrical reinforced concrete columns pick up dynamically on the brittle nature of the earlier functional building.The careful confrontation of the original and the contemporary enabled the functional transformation into an atmosphere of respect for a place steeped in history.

Other prizes
best architects 2022