Rathaus Bad Aibling

Bad Aibling, Germany

In the center of Bad Aibling lies Marienplatz, a historic plaza flanked by public, retail and hotel buildings. It is here that the two main streets of the town intersect and where the existing Town Hall from the 1970s stood. Bad Aibling has decided to construct a new Town Hall as a means by which to further invigorate the center.

The old town hall has been demolished down to the cellar level. The new building has been erected on this floor, respecting the existing load-bearing capacity of the cellar and foundations as well as the existing supply network.

The new hall accommodates primarily public functions. It is designed as a multi-functional venue that will house a variety of programs – including space for citizens’ services, administrative offices, meeting rooms, as well as a public library and a registry for weddings – all under one roof. The ground floor level will be further vitalized through the presence of shops and a café transforming this public space into an environment that is lively and engaging after business hours as well.

The entrance of the town hall from Marienplatz leads into an atrium rising over all storeys. From here, visitors can walk through the building and experience it as a public space, a flowing communicative thoroughfare for chance and planned encounters.

Location

Bad Aibling, Germany

Client

Stadt Bad Aibling

Architect

Behnisch Architekten, München

Address

Marienplatz 1
83043 Bad Aibling
Germany

Competition

2009