Church and community centre

Karlsruhe, Germany

Evangelic-free church community Karlsruhe
Construction time
Completion 2012
Prize for exemplary building: Karlsruhe-Stadt 2005–2012, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg
Structural Engineering
ZRS Ingenieure
PIA Generalplanung GmbH
Baunetzwissen – Gesundesbauen: Kirche und Gemeindezentrum in Karlsruhe ; xia intelligente architektur, Ausgabe 01–03/13 (ein Bericht über den Bau und die Besonderheiten der Stampflehmbauweise)
Oliver Rieger, PIA Generalplanung GmbH

New construction of an evangelist/free church with community centre including a central hall with rammed earth walls

The heart of this church and community centre in Karlsruhe is defined by the 7,2 m high rammed earth walls of its central hall. Karlsruhe is located in an earthquake zone and therefore the walls required reinforcement with geo-mesh and two reinforced concrete ring beams in order to reach the required strength.

Services Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure
Calculation and detailed design (LP 1–5) aswell as site supervision for the rammed earth walls