For the extension of the District Town Hall in Ansbach, Germany, we have planned a new entrance space flooded with daylight. It clearly marks a break, but also combines the old building with the new construction creating a harmonious ensemble inviting employees and citizens for encounter and dialogue.
In total, the extension will offer space for 283 employees.
“We are proud to celebrate the topping-out ceremony at District Town Hall Ansbach – a milestone stating the development within the building process. We are looking forward to seeing the entire building complex getting a new look and feel. Our approach to architecture is to design buildings for people. This extension unites once geographically separated departments improving internal communication and the dialogue with the citizens”, explains Werner Frosch, partner of Henning Larsen and Managing Director of the Munich office.
In times of digitalization, we put a lot of effort into architecture, which nurtures internal communication and personal encounters.
Knowledge gained from designing in the educational field, eg. SDU Kolding, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the architectural faculty OTH Regensburg, have made an impact on the design of innovative and healthy working surroundings. Learning takes place through the knowledge passed on between students in an informal social interaction where dialogue takes center stage. We have taken this concept and transferred it to administrative buildings. Workspaces for teamwork and flexible seating placed close to common areas become more and more necessary, just as open working spaces placed in adjacent zones between departments improve internal communication. Another focus is on taking care of optimal lighting conditions as research showed that daylight improves efficiency and concentration of employees and creates a pleasant working environment.