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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sprach und Bewegungszentrum in Hamburg, Germany by eins:eins architekten

 
March 19th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: eins:eins architekten

The „Centre for Speech and Movement” (SBZ), a project of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, had its official public opening on January 16 by Hamburg Senator of Education Ties Rabe. Numerous pupils participated actively in the event. The concept of the SBZ involves physical motion in the process of Language acquisition. By activating motoric centers of the brain, speech acquisition and language acquisition is facilitated.

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

  • Architects: eins:eins architekten
  • Project: Sprach und Bewegungszentrum
  • Location: Rotenhäuser Damm 40, D-21107, Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Bernadette Grimmenstein
  • Competition: invited competition 2009, 1st Prize
  • Completion: January 2013
  • Client: GWG Gewerbe
  • Structural Engineers: imagine structure GmbH
  • Building Services: Ebert-Ingenieure GmbH

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

The architecture of the SBZ responds to the environmental requirements of the the IBA and finds a formal expression for the unique content. Being next to a park, the horizontal proportions of the building purposefully contrast the vertical lines of the surrounding trees. Only at second glance does it become obvious that the facade is made up of one-hundred year-old bricks. These contrast with mirroring windows that are built flush into the walls.

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Inside, the space becomes dynamic: the conic void of the open stairway penetrates the building vertically and directs one´s gaze upwards. Strong colours and harsh contrasts accentuate the dynamics of the space. The central stairway connects all areas of the building: downwards, it operates as a tribune for the multifunctional foyer; upstairs, it opens up a spectacular window towards the gymnasium. From here, the spaces for seminars and movement rooms are accessed, creating an open learning platform on the upper level. The large window fronts integrate the width of the adjacent park into the building.

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

Image courtesy eins:eins architekten

Image courtesy eins:eins architekten

Image courtesy eins:eins architekten

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