AllesWirdGut Architects recently completed a District Administration office in the German city of Erlangen. In urban design terms, the new building has a central position within the quarter. As an upgrade to the area and for improved usability of an administration building, the ground-floor area was designed to be as public and as accessible as possible. This was achieved by AllesWirdGut by providing multiple entrances from different directions, which all come together in a shared light-bathed atrium.
▼体块生成示意：高度开放和灵活的空间，design process – open and flexible
The building is structured into a public, transparent ground floor, accessible from all sides, and offices of the individual administration departments on the upper floors. Vertically, the office areas are accessed through a sculptural spiral staircase winding upward toward the sky in the atrium. The generous foyer is characterized by transparence and openness and also corresponds in idea to the image of a modern administration building.
▼光线充足的中庭空间，the light-bathed atrium
▼螺旋楼梯从大厅向天窗延伸，a sculptural spiral staircase winding upward toward the sky in the atrium
▼仰望天窗，view to the skylight
▼螺旋楼梯细部，the sculptural spiral staircase
▼中庭休息空间，seating area in the atrium
▼围绕中庭分布的办公空间，office surrounding the central atrium
▼行政大楼室内细部，interior detailed view of the District Administration Office
The District Administration office holds a special position in the area, formerly the premises of the Gossen Electrics company. The new building is an urban design hub and an upgrade for the entire neighborhood. Important communications are established and visitors from all directions are naturally guided into the building. Setbacks from the property lines allow for better use of the outdoor areas by the public and for significantly better lighting and views for all workplaces inside the building.
▼户外自行车道，outdoor cycle path
The clover-shaped building offers entrance situations on all sides, which all lead to a shared center. The circulation layout responds to regional and supraregional relations, interlacing important urban communications. Around the building, outdoor areas are created, whose quality adds to, and upgrades, the surrounding public space.
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
Planning & On Site Managment: AllesWirdGut
Project Stages: 1–9
Client: City of Erlangen Höchstadt
Competition: 06.2012 – 1. Preis
GFA: 23.300 m²
Team competition: Andreas Göpfert, Christian Zotz
Team execution: Bernhard Schnetz, Christian Zotz, Christof Braun, Ferdinand Kersten, Katharina Kuchler, Michael Strixner, Nadine Tschinke, Nicholas Rivero, Petra Panna Nagy
Landscape planning: el:ch Landschaftsarchitektur München
Supervision of construction (PS 6–8): ganzWerk Nürnberg
Building Services: Ecoplan Bamberg
Structural engineering: SFP-Ingenieure Erlangen
Photos: tschinkersten fotografie, 2018