Church and community centre Karlsruhe; Germany

New construction of an evangelist/free church with community centre including a central hall with rammed earth walls

The heart of this church and community centre in Karlsruhe is defined by the 7,2 m high rammed earth walls of  its central hall. Karlsruhe is located in an earthquake zone and therefore the walls required reinforcement with geo-mesh and two reinforced concrete ring beams in order to reach the required strength.

Client
Evangelic-free church community Karlsruhe

Completion
2012

Services Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure
Calculation and detailed design (LP 1–5) aswell as site supervision for the rammed earth walls

Architect
PIA Generalplanung GmbH

Awards
Prize for exemplary building: Karlsruhe-Stadt 2005–2012, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg


PubliCationS

Baunetzwissen – Gesundesbauen: Kirche und Gemeindezentrum in Karlsruhe

xia intelligente architektur, Ausgabe 01–03/13 (ein Bericht über den Bau und die Besonderheiten der Stampflehmbauweise)

Photos
Oliver Rieger, PIA Generalplanung GmbH