此前Max Dudler还给我们分享过该城堡主体改扩建工程Reconst Ruction and Extension of the Hambach Castle。
After the historically significant Hambach Castle was restored and expanded by architect Max Dudler in line with regulations for historical monuments, the visitor entrance has now also been given a new design. The ceremonial handover of the keys to the entrance building took place on 3 November. With that, the third and final stage of the castle site’s redesign is now complete. All three construction stages were part of the architectural competition held in 2004.
The entrance building is situated north of the castle on its outer curtain wall. It serves mainly as ticket shop and office building. Due to its more secondary function, the building was specifically placed in this position and deliberately given the typological character of an auxiliary building.Its design therefore reflects the hierarchy of the buildings on the castle site, which topped by the castle itself (the subject of stage one) unfurls via the inner curtain wall (with the wall-like restaurant as part of stage two) towards the outer wall and the entrance building just opened.
The concept of giving the buildings a typological order has also defined its shape. Derived from the archetypical basic shape, the building effectively follows the site’s curved morphology and develops an apparently spontaneous and offset geometry. This “trick” made it possible to adapt the building’s considerable volume to the scale of the curtain wall. At the same time its special geometry becomes a motor for the design’s sculptural vibrancy.
The facade and the roof of the freestanding building are made from the local Leistadt Sandstone. Its accurate detailing and material abstraction – the sandstone is cut and serrated in a staggered way – identifies the building as a contemporary intervention.
On the building’s ground floor, visitors can buy tickets and receive information on the castle. Upstairs are the offices of the Hambach Castle Foundation (StiftungHambacherSchloss) and the company that runs the castle (HambacherSchlossBetriebs-GmbH). The building’s interior design is also by Max Dudler.
2004年，Max Dudler赢得了Hambach城堡基金会举办的建筑竞赛。前两个施工阶段，暨对城堡进行符合历史建筑规范“Restaurant 1832”的翻新于较早时完成了。Max Dudler也因为其在Hambach的设计获得了2012年德国DAM建筑奖以及2013年的德国天然石建筑奖“坚实建筑元素与现有结构中的设计”和“景观及开放空间设计”两个类别的奖项。Hambach城堡被认证为“一级无障碍通道”建筑，并拥有国家认可的“全民无障碍旅游”证书。
Hambach Castle, where the Hambach Festival took place, stands for European and German history in a unique way. Thanks to the Hambach Festival, which took place here on the ruins in 1832, it is considered the cradle of German democracy. Since the founding of a late Roman hilltop settlement on the Hambach Castle site around 305 AD, the buildings in this spot have taken many different shapes. Plans for extensive modernisation and redesign measures as well as new buildings were initiated after the castle passed into the ownership of the Hambach Castle Foundation in 2002.
In 2004, Max Dudler won the architectural competition held by the Hambach Castle Foundation. The first two construction stages – restoration of the castle in line with regulations for historical monuments and construction of the “Restaurant 1832” – were completed earlier. For his work in Hambach, Max Dudler was awarded the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2012 as well as the German Natural Stone Award 2013 in the “Solid building elements and building within existing structures” and “Landscaping and open space design” categories. Hambach Castle is certified “Barrier-free access, level 1” and features the nationally recognised “Tourism for all – barrier-free access” certificate.