Community Centre at Ulrichsplatz, Augsburg Read more

© Marcus Ebener
© Marcus Ebener

The house of the church is located on a prominently situated site on Ulrichplatz in front of St. Ulrich and St. Afra’s Abbey in Augsburg. The new construction is an ensemble comprised of three buildings—the regional bishop’s office, the church office and the parsonage—which were coordinated with the surrounding historical architecture in regards to volume and scale. The buildings strengthen the square’s spatial boundary and are integrated into the peripheral development of the impressive church complex with their sober facades. Between the church office and the regional bishop’s office, the visitor is led across a small forecourt into the central foyer of the ensemble. The foyer’s dual role as a reception area for the regional bishop, as well as an entrance area for the assembly rooms and administrative office, animates everyday communication between the institutions. The foyer opens to a courtyard at the rear, which is spatially defined by a gallery. Bound by the parsonage, a sheltered exterior space for congregational assembly emerges here. Toward the low–lying Afragässchen alleyway, the new construction steps back slightly in order to allow the residential buildings sufficient daylight, as well as give rise to an elevated terrace in the middle of the Old Town for the community hall and rectories.


Award of the Langner'sche Stiftung Augsburg 2022

Competition 1st Prize, 2011
Client Evang.-Luth. Kirche in Bayern
Evang.-Luth. Gesamtkirchengemeinde Augsburg
Evang.-Luth. Kirchengemeinde Augsburg–St. Ulrich
Planning started 2011
Completion 2020
Total floor area 4,300 sqm

Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Ivan Kaleov, Alexander Böhme, Antje Bittorf, Claudia Trott

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Alexander Böhme
Team: Madina von Arnim, Tobias Steib

Tendering, Local Construction Management, Contracting: aichner kazzer architekten, Munich
Marcus Ebener