Builders Yard, Auenwald-Unterbrüden

Awards: 1. price in competition and Renault Traffic Design Award and "Beispielhaftes Bauen"

Functional buildings with internal vehicle traffic are usually built on level sites. In the absence of these, the landscape is often rigorously adapted to the program - then what are the bulldozers for? Here, with the realization of a firestation (1998) and a builder’s yard (2001) the young planners took a contrary direction with an “architecture, which attempts to enhance the topography, materializes itself and flows back into the landscape.”

Christoph Gunßer in db 8/01