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 city hall from the 1970s stood. Bad Aibling has decided to construct a new city hall as a means by which to further invigorate the center.
The old city hall has been demolished down to the cellar level. The new building is being 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 will accommodate 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 city 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.