Expansion Cityhall
Visualization © JSWD / M. Karakoc
Site plan
Drawing © JSWD / RMP
Modell Expansion Cityhall Brühl
Photo © JSWD / RMP
View heritage-protected city hall and expansion
Drawing © JSWD
Restoration of the heritage-protected city hall
Photo © Christa Lachenmaier

Expansion Cityhall

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Address
Steinweg 1, 50321 Brühl, Germany
Year
2021
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
City of Brühl
Team
RMP Landschaftsarchitekten
Brief
City hall extension with integrated public library and customer center of the public utility company and Gebausie (Gesellschaft für Bauen und Wohnen GmbH der Stadt Brühl) Renovation of the old building and redesign of the Janshof
Competition
2017, 1st prize - together with RMP Landschaftsarchitekten, Bonn

It was the objective of the competition to come up with an expansion of the heritage-protected city hall and to redesign the inner city area at the Janshof, which had had an almost backyard-like character in the past. Top priority was the development of a civil engineering and urban planning master plan suitable for an inner city concept. The jury favored the design submitted by JSWD Architekten and RMP Landschaftsarchitekten. The jury declared the design “.... well thought out and one that blends harmoniously into the city ensemble ....”.

The first-place design responds to the play of inner-city spaces in the historic Old Town Brühl. The top end of the city hall expansion at the northern end and a potential residential development toward the south create an exciting interplay. They create view relationships from the adjacent urban areas and provide the Janshof a dimension, which will not rival with the immediately bordering market. Access to the new square with its highly inviting residential character destined to become representative address is provided by three alleys. Structural densifications strengthen the urban space.

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