Company headquarters

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Ground floor plan
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The former ‘St. Vincenz hospital' is situated in the medieval town centre of Paderborn next to the western tributary of the Pader Springs. The hospital moved out in 2013 and the existing complex will be converted into a new headquarters for a family-run company designed by David Chipperfield Architects.

Company headquarters

The former ‘St. Vincenz hospital' is situated in the medieval town centre of Paderborn next to the western tributary of the Pader Springs. The hospital moved out in 2013 and the existing complex will be converted into a new headquarters for a family-run company designed by David Chipperfield Architects.

The existing ensemble originates from a former 17th century Capuchin monastery. The buildings, which were used as a hospital from 1841 onwards, were severely damaged during the Second World War. Subsequently, the complex underwent several changes and extensions through reconstruction and later modifications. The new conversion project involves the removal of the post-war additions, exposing the historic building fabric of the monastery once again. In particular, the chapel façade, the cloister, the east building wing and the cellar will be preserved and restored, creating a picturesque ruin structure made of quarry-stone masonry with the former cloister at its heart.

New extension wings, ranging from two to three-storeys, will be arranged in accordance with the orthogonal structure to the north, west and south of the original buildings. Through the historic entrance gate and the former chapel, visitors access the entrance foyer. Echoing the historic situation, the ensemble appears once again in the cityscape as a well-balanced composition of different volumes. In the urban landscape of the Pader Springs, the new complex has its own sense of identity, while maintaining historic continuity.

Project start:
2014
Completion due:
2019
Gross floor area:
7,300 m2
Client:
Jacoby GbR
Architect:
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin