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Architecture: independent design language at Fischerplatz

Klaus D. Grote


28.10.2019, 17:54 hours

Oranienburg (MOZ)
The new building of Oberhavel Hausverwaltungs GmbH and Fischerplatz has been nominated for the Brandenburg-Baukultur Prize. Out of 49 submissions, the jury chose a total of nine buildings. The main prize was awarded to Wittstock / Dosse for the repair and reconstruction of historic miniature houses. The awards ceremony took place last Friday with Bauminister Kathrin Schneider (SPD) in Wittstock. "We are delighted with this appointment: the house is a topic of conversation in Oranienburg," said customer Rudolf Erhardt about the building, which also houses its property management.

There is much discussion about the building completed in early 2018, in which eight apartments located at the front and back of the building and "House of Shoes" are located next to the offices. "We wanted something very special," says Erhardt. He compares the controversy on the facade, the roof and the color of the house to a world-famous monument: "The opera Syndey was also controversial at first." At first, he even had to convince the construction manager. "The district building office rejected the planning request." After a contradiction with the district administrator, approval was granted within 14 days, "said Erhardt, who speaks with great enthusiasm of the building.However, the unusual facade has become a challenge for the construction company.

More complex than the form, but the equipment of the house is in the form of a low-energy house with triple glazed windows, sunscreen and air heating that also cool hot days. "It was expensive, but saved long-term high energy costs," says Erhardt.

The architectural studio 3PO Bopst Melan in Potsdam builds on the design of new white-roofed buildings in Portugal. Although 3PO Bopst Melan stepped aside at the award ceremony, the jury praised the nomination for the design design language of the Fischerplatz. The three-story white house is distinguished by its façade design and white roof, which can be seen from the palace bridge. The residential and commercial building, which also includes a rear building with offices and apartments, is, in the opinion of the jury, a "prelude highly recognizable to a new interpretation of this urban development situation".

The statement of reasons for the bid indicates that the opposite side of the castle, on Havel's side, as "important city edge", has until now known no "reasonable structural importance". The jury sees the light gray house as a beacon of hope and cites the history of the castle and land used for military purposes for decades to justify a slow urban development. The new building, which is also notable for its size compared to neighboring buildings and has been critically discussed by the city's population because of its color and shape, receives an honorable mention from the jury. The new building is dominant, but "subtly detailed". With its play of bright colors, this architecture creates a "suitable period" for the castle and a "strong presence on Havel", explains the jury.

Baudezernent Frank Oltersdorf spoke of an appreciation of the Fischerplatzes. The Conservatives did not care about modern architecture.