House Sankt Augustin by Graft

Ronald McDonald Haus

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

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.

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

House Sankt Augustin is a Charity House that provides space for families with hospitalized children who are in the process of receiving medical treatment.

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

The house, a dynamic bended structure, finds its resting position on the top of a small hill amongst the topographically interesting surroundings.

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

In the ground floor, a long table centrally located in the public area serves as the joint space for the entire house.

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

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.

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

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

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein

Location: Sankt Augustin, Germany
Architects: Graft
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
Surface: Metal
Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Construction
Materials: Metal, Glas, Wood,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tobias Hein, Courtesy of Graft

Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein
Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein
Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein
Ronald McDonald Haus
Photo © Tobias Hein
Ronald McDonald Haus
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