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.
Ada-and-Theodor-Lessing Adult Education Centre in Hanover, Germany by ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA
July 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA
The new school ensemble of the Adult Education Centre in Hanover, Germany, consists of four elements. The three existing building components of the former School for the Hearing Impaired were closed by a new building attached to the existing volume, thus forming a cuboid. It then results in a roofed patio that can be used as a meeting space, for gatherings, or events. The patio presents the lively heart of the ensemble.
The main entrance is located at the south façade opening up to the historic old town. The forecourt is equipped with benches and trees providing shade, offering a relaxed atmosphere with urban flair.
The attached building volume inhabits a clear form language and gently fits into the existing construction. The entire school was restructured spatially and updated to the current energetic standard.
In general, the new Education Centre offers 5,500 square metres usable space, 26 class rooms, and a lecture hall with roughly 280 square metres. An exercise room, a teaching kitchen as well as a café complete the program of the school. The café does not only serve students, but is also open to the public.
The Education Centre opened this new building in 2015 after construction works of two years. It offers classes for everyone interested in further education. With its four locations in Hanover it offers courses in various languages, IT, political education, culture, and many more. For over 50 years, it is part of the city and a key institution when it comes to public training facilities.