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Photo © Brigida González
Photo © Brigida González
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Anneliese Brost Music Forum

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Address
Marienplatz 1, 44787 Bochum
Year
2016
Cost
1M - 100M
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Stadt Bochum, Zentrale Dienste
Team
Thorsten Kock, Martin Bez, Gudrun Keller, Maria Dallinger, Marc Nuding, Lea Keim
Service phase 8
Stein Architekten, Köln
Refurbishment of St. Mary's Church
Architekturbüro Bernhard Mensen, Münster
Project management
CONVIS Baumanagement & Projektsteuerung GmbH, Bonn
Structural engineering
Mathes Beratende Ingenieure, Leipzig
Building services, Heating and Plumbing
Ingenieurbüro für technische Gebäudesysteme Henne & Walter, Reutlingen
Electrical planning
GBI Gackstatter Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart
Building physics
Müller-BBM, Planegg
Acoustics
Müller-BBM, Planegg / Kahle Acoustics, Brussels
Lighting design
Bartenbach GmbH, Aldrans / CUT GmbH, Ingenieurbüro für Licht, Medien und Design, Heidelberg
Landscape design
City of Bochum, Umwelt- und Grünflächenamt, Bochum

The Music Forum integrates St. Mary‘s Church into a complete ensemble, in which the church clearly dominates the urban space.
For this reason, the church interior becomes the central foyer and meeting place in the Music Forum. Thus, it becomes the heart of the Music Forum, where the nave emphasizes its urban dominance and at the same time marks the entrance to the building on Viktoriastraße.

Also from the exterior, the church becomes the central building block of the Music Forum. Structures are arranged on both sides of the church building, oriented directly on the side of the nave and interlocking with it on the interior. On the south side of the church is the concert hall, on its north side the multifunctional space.

The two structures are connected to the nave via low intermediate volumes. Thus, an urban gap is created on both sides, on the one hand making the building clearly legible and on the other, allowing the structural connection to the nave to be made without complications and without damaging the existing stained-glass windows.

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