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.
Courthouse extension in Deutschlandsberg, Austria by Ederer+Haghirian
September 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ederer+Haghirian
The extension of the court house in Deutschlandsberg (Austria) sets a clear break with the existing historical building. A glass gap, which reflects the environment, forms a point of contact between the historical part and the addition of the court house.
The extension is a simple, plastered, two level building that takes up specific formal elements from the existing building and reinterprets those elements, like the dimensions of the windows and the colour of the facade. In this way the historical parts are continued, and the extension can be observed as an independent building.
It is highly interesting to see the colour of the facade change depending on the time of day and light conditions. On a sunny evening the courthouse appears in a soft pink, wereas on a cold austrian winter morning it rather seems to be painted in a subtle apricot.
The \”backside“ of the old court house gets an upgrade in cause of the new part. The new building develops a square between the church and itself.