Brückner & Brückner: Heizkraftwerk Würzburg - best architects 08 gold

Brückner & Brückner

Heizkraftwerk Würzburg

best architects 08 gold

commercial/industrial buildings




Constantin Meyer


Würzburg after 1945 > At the intersection of highways and canals – at the edge of the old town – in the center of the destroyed city, a new hearts starts beating. Power and heat – elixir of life – arises from the bottom of the port. A sensitive building at the water – its architecture related to the time. Soon, the veins of energy flow into all houses. A special appearance in winter – a whole city without chimneys – only one smokes at the water. > Würzburg after 1960 > The enclosure is too small – it grows. Gone are constructional promises. Growth is the only builder – color as concealment. > Würzburg 2006 > The now aged, partially unloved construction with its coal bunkers moves. For us a change and a challenge. We weave energy-political and ecological aspects with the city – the new environment and the human being. New urban spaces are being developed. The way to the river – the place at the port – the mole. The energy construction protects and becomes the platform. Space-consuming facades – the new clothes give power and warmth.