22./23. September 2021
66802 Überherrn, Ortsteil Felsberg
The „Strategy and Methods Laboratories“ (SuMupLAB‘s) are one of the central event formats for promoting interdisciplinary exchange in SPP 2255. They are explicitly aimed at the processors in the individual subprojects of the SPP. Each of them should participate in one of the three SuMupLABs during the three-year funding period.
The two-day workshops will take place in prominent architectural monuments of high modernism, which show clear references to the respective annual theme of the SPP 2255. Exemplary on site from different perspectives
- The history of the building and its value as a monument are to be substantiated,
- Presented options for appropriate technical findings are presented,
- The chances and difficulties of preservation and development are discussed
- as well as perspectives for future use.
Equal consideration is given to questions of monument preservation, construction technology and materials science. Invited experts will give input presentations and will be available as discussion partners in the further course.
The first SuMupLAB 2021 took the participants to the former broadcasting hall of Radio Europe 1 in Saarland. The building, erected in 1954/55 is an example of the first annual theme of SPP 2255 „Building at the Limit“. The light-flooded building is roofed by a suspended shell spanning a good 80 meters, whose tense construction history dramatically revealed the limits of what is technically controllable. But it is not only the statics and construction that make the hall a challenge, but also its uncertain future: after the broadcaster moves out in 2015, its future use is completely open.
The following experts were invited to take a part:
- Dr. Rupert Schreiber, from the Saarland State Monuments Office,
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Otto, an architect and university lecturer who has already thought intensively about future use scenarios,
- Dr.-Ing. Franziska Braun und Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Koch from the SPP subproject Aged High Moderns in Reinforced Concrete (B3) as experts on questions of technical findings and restoration and
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lorenz, dwho has intensively researched and examined the history, construction and statics of the building in recent years.