Construction industry Now think about the demolition

Construction industry Now think about the demolition

Construction industry Now think about the demolition

Elsewhere, Stefan Bublak would probably only be the building authority manager. But in Korbach, Hesse, a historic Hanseatic city, today a town of 23,000 people and proud of the medieval city center, Bublak can call himself “city builder”. That sounds like a design requirement. And indeed, Bublak is preparing to add a new chapter to the architectural history of the place – and to eradicate a building sin. The annex for the historic town hall is being built in the middle of the town center: an ensemble of several buildings that takes up the dimensions of the old walls and blends in with the old town, instead of a chunky concrete block, like its predecessor from the 1970s, crushing the old stone and half-timbered buildings.

But Bublak, slim, tall, with angular facial features, does not just want to give the town center back its historical proportions. He also wants to make his contribution to the future of building. “The whole building is designed in such a way that the new building can be completely recycled later,” explains the architect as he trudges through the construction site on a sunny early summer’s day.