“A fascinating material language characterises this project. The handling of the solidity of the structure was convincingly mastered by skilfully emphasising the lightness of the partially perforated metal. The copper surfaces bind the simple geometric structure to the stone in perfect harmony. The alternation between perforated and closed copper surfaces is also very intelligent, picking up on the natural individual development of the stone façade and reflecting it impressively.
The result of the restoration conveys a great respect for the legacy of the site. A disciplined play with materials and their properties result in a precisely executed and rich complement to the existing building. Thus the aesthetics of the ensemble, reinforced by its romantic-like communication with the surroundings, is also carried by discipline and precision, which, for all their emotionality, are architecturally in the foreground.”
The Jury’s statement