coat of arms Arnsberg
coat of arms Arnsberg © Jörg Hempel
Stairs at the town hall
Stairs at the town hall © Jörg Hempel
City coat of arms Bödefeld
City coat of arms Bödefeld © Jörg Hempel
City arms of Hagen
City arms of Hagen © Jörg Hempel
Coat of arms Electoral Cologne Duchy of Westphalia
Coat of arms Electoral Cologne Duchy of Westphalia © Jörg Hempel
City arms of Hirschberg
City arms of Hirschberg © Jörg Hempel
City coat of arms Neheim
City coat of arms Neheim © Jörg Hempel
City arms Belecke
City arms Belecke © Jörg Hempel
Elevator tower at the old town hall
Elevator tower at the old town hall © Jörg Hempel
Extension to a town hall with monument protection
Extension to a town hall with monument protection © Jörg Hempel
City coat of arms Eversberg
City coat of arms Eversberg © Jörg Hempel
City arms of Freienohl
City arms of Freienohl © Jörg Hempel
City coat of arms Fredeburg
City coat of arms Fredeburg © Jörg Hempel
Coat of arms of the Duchy of Westphalia
Coat of arms of the Duchy of Westphalia © Jörg Hempel
City coat of arms Menden
City coat of arms Menden © Jörg Hempel
City chapel St. Georg in Arnsberg
City chapel St. Georg in Arnsberg © Jörg Hempel
Old town hall Arnsberg
Old town hall Arnsberg © Jörg Hempel
Conservation restoration of a staircase
Conservation restoration of a staircase © Jörg Hempel
Fire door in the town hall
Fire door in the town hall © Jörg Hempel
Refurbishment of a safe
Refurbishment of a safe © Jörg Hempel
Golden safe
Golden safe © Jörg Hempel
Movable ceiling
Movable ceiling © Jörg Hempel
Projectteam Gerhard Kalhöfer, David Ebel, Johannes Haucke
Client Stadt Arnsberg
Stadt Arnsberg
Beteiligte Tragwerksplanung und Brandschutz: Frank Sellmann - Stadt Arnsberg, Lichtplanung: Silvia Quintiliani - Dinnebier Licht GmbH
Datum 2020
Bildrechte Jörg Hempel

Old Town Hall - Renovation and Extension of an Elevator

A barrier-free renovation of a monument and the associated expansion with an elevator tower with an escape staircase inevitably disrupt the historical ensemble. So how do you make a banal technical structure disappear in a historically significant place? The new structural elements of the elevator tower and escape stairs were combined to form a three-dimensional structure and adapted to the existing structure with a traditional roof and colour matching. Lasered coats of arms made of sheet steel on the facade of the elevator tower now explain the history of the monument and refer to the Westphalian estates that used to meet here. Inside, the house was renovated in terms of monument preservation and rebuilt for the city administration. In the process, the narrow existing floor plan was dissolved, a former safe and its cash desk were almost restored to their original state and the open area made available for the required group offices.