Competing against 18 architectural practices schneider+schumacher has been awarded first prize in a competition organized by the Mannheim Housing Association to build a new Technical Town Hall in Mannheim's Glückstein district. The new building is designed to house some 700 employees and to provide an attractive and user-friendly service environment.
The design has an eye-catching 13-storey high office tower divided in two, with a transparent glass façade that underscores the public location. The colours of Mannheim castle have been reinterpreted in the façade's colour scheme: reddish exposed concrete and pale gold aluminium profiles. The main entrance is on Glücksteinallee, with access to the foyer serving the entire town hall, as well as a citizen's service point on the first floor. The entrance also provides access to the meeting area and the centre for climate protection.
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Technical details:Service phases (HOAI): 1-4
Typology: Office/administration buildings
Procurement documentation: Competition
Client: GBG – Mannheimer Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH
Project architect: Michael Schumacher, Christian Simons
Project manager: Gosha Muhammad (Competition)
Team: Baha Odaibat, Quentin Ferry
Structural Engineering: osd - office for structural design
Building Services: Büro ingplan
Gross floor area: about 26.000 m²
NGF: about 21.000 m²
BRI: about 90.000 m³