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Rottweil vocational training centre. Photo: © Brigida González, Stuttgart

Structured expanse At vielmo architekten Berlin, individual object design is key and always based on the terms of future usage as well as the urban building context, the ‚genius loci‘. Sustainable planning further reflects the architects‘ responsibility for their impact on both society and the environment.

competition wins, with project sizes varying from five-million to 200-million-euro budgets for single objects and general planning schemes respectively.

TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI

In 2020, vielmo architekten plans to continue applying modern management tools such as Lean Management and BIM on a deeper level, as well as streamlining the company structure to meet contemporary social demands on an internal basis, also. The focus will be set on team building as well as individual development, training and support: structured expansion, just as mirrored in their building designs.

The recently finished extension and conversion of the Rottweil vocational training centre forms another milestone for the office on the prestigious long term project. The successful competition entry was chosen for this year’s da! Architecture in and from Berlin exhibition in March/April, curated by the Berlin chamber of architects. The extension building, with a multifunctional event space, cafeteria and individual study rooms, was designed as a glass pavilion sculpture, presenting an open plan, light-flooded atmosphere which reminds one of the free-spirited glass pavilion designs from the Bauhaus era. It is marked by extensive glass fronts and a white, airy expanse, structured by dark window profiles, doors and other individual design elements – a space which helps open the 72  |  Issue 84  |  March 2020

mind for intake and learning without distractions. The existing library and PC-bar, as well as class and prep rooms, were also converted, and both the conversion and extension mark a new design concept which is to influence all coming architectural reconstructive measures. For architect and urban planner Julian Vielmo, it all started as a fresh alumni of the Berlin Technical University with a competition win in 1997, which led to opening the vielmo architekten office Berlin the same year. Alongside Vielmo, Dorothee Kurz shares managerial and financial responsibility, as managing partner. Both public and private investors form the client base at vielmo architekten: today, the office still generates most projects from its

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Rottweil vocational training centre. Photo: © Brigida González, Stuttgart

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