19.10.2020Jacoby Studios completes in Paderborn

A new company headquarters building for Tap Holding has completed in the medieval town centre of Paderborn in west Germany. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, the project saw the restoration, conversion and extension of the former St. Vincenz hospital complex that itself grew out the ruins of a Capuchin monastery dating from the seventeenth century. The project involved the removal of the post-war additions, exposing the historic building fabric of the monastery which forms the foundation of the headquarters. New extension wings, ranging from two- to three-storeys, are arranged in accordance with the orthogonal structure of the original buildings.

The Jacoby Studios is one of the seven German nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2021.

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