Jugendtreff, Lingenfeld (D)

The Youth centre, which was awarded architectural prizes, is located in Lingenfeld, Germany. For ecological reasons the municipality decided to erect the building as wood construction. In addition, the building had to be "cheap" and of course, for a youth centre it had to be very solid, stable, very stress-resistant and not grotty. The apparent contradictions inspire the willingness of the architects Mack and Rerich (plan-werk-statt, Lingenfeld) too look for the new and to realise that in practice.

The building skeleton and floor plans are very clear and simple. In the interior the rooms are partially across two floors to the roof. The open-plan room creates transparency and openness. The Steko modules are visible in the interior.