Spatial concept for the ESG Würzburg
- 2019 -
A new chapel room is to be built for the ESG (Evangelical Student Community) in Würzburg. Our concern was to make the conversion actually feasible under the prevailing conditions.
The focal point of our design is an equilateral, triangular column made of frosted glass that reaches from floor to ceiling. It carries our reduced concept, which focuses on giving the room clarity and structure. Students and believers have the opportunity to take a seat on the bench placed against the wall. The LED bar above it serves as a pleasant reading lamp, especially in the evening. The fixed partition wall forms a storage space for the piano and shelves. The dimmable lights of the column create a cozy atmosphere with their warm light. Visitors to the chapel are not distracted by anything and can therefore fully devote themselves to their thoughts and prayers. The floor is made of colored linoleum, which is very easy to maintain and offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to PVC. The material of the bench is processed ceramic, which is provided with seat heating in the space between. The partition is also made of ceramic. Colors are limited to white through to light browns to intensify the focus on the column. The small selection of just a few pieces of furniture creates the possibility of continuing to use the room for different purposes without being restricted by the furnishings.
Subject: experimental design