Graft has been commissioned by the Ronald McDonald foundation to design the community house in Sankt Augustin as a place of refuge for families whose children are hospitalized and receiving treatment.
House Sankt Augustin is a Charity House that provides space for families with hospitalized children who are in the process of receiving medical treatment.
The house, a dynamic bended structure, finds its resting position on the top of a small hill amongst the topographically interesting surroundings.
In the ground floor, a long table centrally located in the public area serves as the joint space for the entire house.
It is here that parents find the opportunity to engage in conversation with each other while preparing meals together, thus creating a reciprocal sense of support and understanding. This center also has an elongated interactive ramp.
This ramp has many community uses, such as a landscape with spaces for sitting and lying, a playground for children, a performance stage, and quieter working areas for parents. It also connects to a large outdoor terrace. Source by Graft
Location: Sankt Augustin, Germany
Founding Partner: Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Project Lead: Raphael Hemmer
Project Team: Stefanie Götz, Rita Schmidt, Sebastian Gernhardt, Denis Hegic, Izabela Pavel, Alexandra Tobescu
Partner/Consultants: Ed.Züblin Ag, Berlin; Springmann Architektur Gmbh, Esslingen
Client/Contractor: Mcdonald’s Kinderhilfe Stiftung
Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Construction
Materials: Metal, Glas, Wood,
Photographs: Tobias Hein, Courtesy of Graft