Cultural Quarter Stein


The history of the town of Stein and its special connection with Faber-Castell were the inspiration for the development of the new library. The striking gable roofs of the surrounding buildings are not imitated, but developed into an independent, distinctive form. The new building stands out and yet blends into the surrounding structure. The existing inner courtyard is extended and redefined by the new library. It forms the link between the local history museum and the library, as well as the exhibition rooms and event spaces. Together with the new building, the existing half-timbered ensemble forms the new cultural quarter.

  • Location: The City of Stein (near Nuremberg)
  • Competition: 2018 (3rd Prize)
  • Client: The City of Stein
  • Project Team: Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, Lisa Yamaguchi, Dominik von Waldthausen, Hangjae Lee
Black Plan
Site Plan
View South East
Design Sketch
Design Sketch
Floor Plan Ground Floor
Floor Plan First Floor
Basement Floor Plan
Model Photo
Model Photo
Facade Section
Cross section
Cross Section
Longitudinal section