The prison is located at the centre of the city of Bruchsal. The area breaks down into the prison building itself and the so-called Werkhof, which accommodates the workshops. The building site is located outside the prison wall to the south of the Werkhof area. The project involved the construction of a gatehouse to the workshops.
The building has a partial basement and consists of a 32 m long and 22 m deep transverse structure covered by a flat roof.
The building is structured into several independent segments with different heights according to their respective functions.
Due to the different functions of the building, some of the tall rooms are single-storey, while other parts of the building have two storeys.
The building was provided with external thermal insulation, while the roof was covered by bituminous sheeting and completed as an extensive “green roof”.
Services Wenzel + Wenzel: Site Supervision
Client: Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Amt Bruchsal / Karlsruhe
Design: SKP Architekten, Karlsruhe
- period of performance: 2009 – 2011
- gross room volume: ca. 10,500 m³
- gross floor area: ca. 1,600 m²
- costs: ca. €3m