In the town of Beilngries near Ingolstadt, the new building of the Gerneth medical practice is located on a slope between single-family houses. The extension is connected to the doctor‘s private house via a corridor and projects vertically out of the hillside over the garden.
Due to the projection on the street side and the sloping parapets, the building appears to be in motion. It lookss dynamic, especially on its southeast side with its large over-corner glazing, and weightless due to the beams moved inward. The impression of weightlessness is made possible statically by activating the parapets as overhangs. With their help, the concrete slabs are prevented from bending downward without supports interrupting the dynamic of the form.
What is unusual is the combination of this very modern design language with the intense, natural materials. The building appears to be carved from a solid piece of natural stone, due to all wall and ceiling surfaces having a similar rough, off-white tone. On the exterior, a wash technique creates the strong texture of the plaster; on the interior, the untreated concrete is based on white cement. Tie holes and formwork joints were avoided, further enhancing the expression of solidity.
In terms of color, Corten steel stands out in the facade. The rusty red of the panels ties the window openings on the south side into a band. The openings therefore do not look like a perforated facade, but rather like an incised solid block. They are, so to speak, subtracted from the clear volume of the building. This impression is reinforced by the frameless glass surfaces that lie flush on the outside. A concealed window construction was therefore developed especially for this project, in which thermal separation was ensured by Puren blocks in the substructure.
All frames are invisibly integrated into walls, ceilings and floors.
Due to the penetration of the structure into the slope, the private roof terrace can be accessed directly from the higher garden. From here, there is a wide view all the way to the Hirschberg mountain on the other side of teh valley.
A similar intense color accent as the Corten steel is set in the interior by the specially designed built-in furniture. A band of rosewood runs around the rooms, folding to different heights to form benches, sideboards or the reception counter. The warm tonality is complemented by the cognac-colored leather of the armchairs and the hand-shaped decorative lamps.
The building has a free, open, modern and at the same time warm atmosphere.