Competition 2011: Service and administration building, Niederprüm (D), 1st Prize

The property enjoys a scenic rural location in open countryside with views to both the north and south. We therefore elected to minimize built and surfaced areas wherever possible.

The idea of a “solitaire” surrounded by meadows emerged, with the “solitaire” understood as a building ensemble rather than an individual structure. The two functions performed by the administration building and service building are united by a shared basement, whilst the buildings’ simple structures creating a clear architectural boundary between the ensemble and the green space around it.