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Abfaltersbach, Austria: Community Centre by MachnÉ Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten

The field and the stones the new community centre consists of three main parts (auditorium, music rehearsal room, Town Hall) and the fire department.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

The individual functions are as large ‘boulders’ scattered on the site. These species were aligned along important edges (neighbouring houses) and sightlines.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

Those stones are connected by the foyer. the fire department serves as the basis of the ‘stones’. Through these separations of the building in the various areas the urban scale of the building fits very well into the existing structure.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

The spaces between the ‘stones’ provide glimpses such as the view to the church.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

The use of the site and the positioning of the town Hall on the street and the foyer to the north is creating two new squares.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

The northern area of the building (foyer) goes over into the existing event space and in the south, a new place, which is flanked by the town hall and the fire department.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

Internal Organization by dividing the building into separate areas, it is possible to give each part its optimal form.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten

For example, both the auditorium and music rehearsal rooms are polygonal, for acoustic requirements. At the same time, the shaping of the building as ‘stones’ generates exciting architectural spaces.

Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten
Community Centre by Machné Architekten

Location: Abfaltersbach, Austria Architect: Machné Architekten Project Manager: Philipp Glanzl Assistance: Michael Kapeller, Arch. Klaus Jahnel. Structural Consultant: Tragwerksplanung Tagger Ziviltechniker Area: 1.583,45 sqm. Year: 2011 Photographs: Machné Architekten Client: Gemeinde Abfaltersbach

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