Aulendorf Agricultural Centre
The existing agricultural centre is located on a hill above the Schussental valley on the north-west edge of Aulendorf. The facility is characterized by an orthogonal basic structure of assorted building typologies: stable buildings, administration, training facilities and boarding school. After a major fire, several buildings have to be rebuilt in the centre of the facility. As part of this, a master plan was developed in advance for the entire site based on a new building structure. The heart of the overall system is to be the new multifunctional building. It is a training centre for agricultural professions, and as a visitor centre it is also a showcase for the main topic of milking. The new building responds to the heterogeneity of its surroundings with a clear, rectangular structure. Precisely proportioned, the single-storey building naturally fits into its surroundings and develops its charisma through simplicity, calm and serenity. It is designed as a solitary unit and, with its positioning and orientation, respects the master plan. With its archaic basic shape, the volume with a gable roof is based on simple agricultural typologies and historical models, integrates into the bigger picture in terms of scale and spirit without copying anything, without imitation. As an interpretation of a proven typology, it reacts in a contemporary and architecturally independent way. A simple and flexible basic structure forms the basis for both the static and the organizational system and is consistently extended to the roof landscape. All functions are combined under one large roof according to their very specific requirements and correspondingly complex processes and relationships. An open, covered front area creates a spacious entrance zone.
Design Team: Andreas Cukrowicz, Anton Nachbaur-Sturm, Michael Abt [PL], Johann Quechenberger.
Project Team: Philipp Schertler [PL], Nico Rauchenwald, Michael Abt, Amones Dudek, Andreas Cukrowicz, Anton Nachbaur-Sturm.
Client: The State of Baden-Württemberg represented by the Baden-Württemberg Property and Construction Authority, Ravensburg
VGV 2020 1st Prize, Construction 2021-2022