Our Design for the Chamber of Crafts Saarland makes use of the maximum permitted number of stories to set a clear signal for the crafts in the region. Coming from west, our design presents itself as the city gate to Alt-Saarbrücken. The craft training is planned in a floating coloured box in the upper part of the high-rise. The handicraft shines far visibly over the city. In terms of direction and height, the plinth structure refers to the two dominant neighbouring buildings of the former Ministry of Culture and the high-rise slab of the existing Chamber of Crafts building.
The library is planned in the joint to the base building. In addition to reading specialist literature, it also serves as a meeting point and break area. In addition to typical library furniture, changing rooms and lockers for the trainees are also planned on this level. The person-intensive areas of the Theory Department and the Academy of Crafts are planned on the lower levels of the high-rise building to allow for economic development. This enables the central safety staircase to be the only one led to the top floor. The centrally located canteen serves as a further meeting point within the building. This is located on the level of the flat roof building and opens to a roof terrace with roof garden. A generous flight of stairs to the park of the former Ministry of Culture provides a connection between the canteen area and the park.