The refurbishment of Sparkasse Nürnberg, House Marienstraße, is based on a concept of creating a close link between the building stock and the new extension. As a result, it has been possible to retain the prominent facade from the 60s on Marienstraße, in Nuremberg’s city centre.
The extension facing the inner courtyard, on the other hand, has been used to improve the functional and spatial qualities and create a new exterior space by providing access to the partially planted courtyard. The old and new parts interlock like a zip with smooth, barrier-free transitions. A variety of room sequences, spatial connections and meeting places have emerged the zone of interlinked space promotes a sense of identity. The facade facing the road has maintained its basic structure; however, the most fundamental features have been redeveloped and improved. The extension facing the inner courtyard, in contrast, is based on today’s standards of an efficient and modern office new build.
The refined concept of the existing building stock featuring a punctuated facade with natural stone cladding and box-type window elements is a bold contrast to the building’s appearance from the courtyard with the fully-glazed facade and rhythmic accentuation of levels. The vast expanse of glass provides the deeper interior space on this side of the building with perfect daylight conditions and a pleasant working atmosphere.
Office, Construction in existing contexts
Investor: Sparkasse Nuremberg
Gross floor area: 15973 m²
Gross volume: 50497 m³
Scholz, Andreas (Project Leader)
Huber, Raphael (Project Leader)
Bergmann, Sabrina (Project Leader)
BOR Gruppe, Munich (Structural design)
Dess + Falk GmbH, Nuremberg (Electric planning)
H+S Ingenieure, Nuremberg (Building services)