Basement character belongs to the past

basement character belongs to the past

"On behalf of our chairman, professor ursula mannle, we would like to welcome you today and introduce you to our newly designed large hall, which will soon be open for our seminar activities." It was no coincidence that the words of michael moslein, director of the banz monastery education center, had a solemn tone, coupled with gratitude and joy.

The complete renovation and modernization of the large hall used for conferences and other events with a bright and, not least, technically ultra-modern concept may well be regarded as a milestone in the recent history of the education center. "You can see what is possible when the leadership stands behind an institution", said member of the bundestag emmi zeulner and praised chairwoman mannle, who was mentioned at the beginning, as an important driving force for the implementation of the successful mabnahme.

Political education

Mannle briefly described the nature and purpose of the hanns-seidel foundation and the obermain site in particular. Today, banz is a widely known conference center. In addition to the other fields of activity, she described political education work as the "core of the hanns-seidel foundation and, referring to the general renovation of the grob hall, added: "it is important that we live up to our educational mission." From the words of the chairwoman spoke great satisfaction with today’s "face" of the rough hall: "the room has become very open now. You no longer have the impression that you are in the basement. Really great success."

Bad staffelstein’s mayor jurgen kohmann was also enthusiastic. The interpreters’ booths, which once virtually constricted the space but are no longer needed, were removed in the course of the acceptance test, which gave the intended design something more than its former "cellar character very important was. "In the past, you could really hide here", mannle laughingly illustrated the immense change for the better.

What a feat the now completed extensive m-acceptance actually represented, was to be taken from the description of dieter jakob of the commissioned architekturburo mayer from rottach-egern. Demolition work had begun in august 2017. "However, due to the ongoing operations, it was not possible to simply close the space for nine months." Construction schedule and approach to realization had to be coordinated so that the seminars could also take place.

For 400 seminarians planned

"Now the educational center has permission for 400 participants for events in the large hall, before it was 200", the architect mentioned an important point. "This has become possible because, in addition to modern safety technology, escape routes with a direct exit to the outside have been created above the bishop’s building", explained jakob. By buffering the escape route lighting, it was also able to function in the event of a power failure, he added.

"From a technical point of view, the room is now in a top position for the future." Rough words, but the architect’s explanations as well as a tour with the guests of honor fully confirmed this sentence. The microphones at the tables were designed to be wireless, wifi routers were installed in the ceilings in a pleasantly unobtrusive way, and the room has a powerful but quiet beamer and spotlights that don’t seem too obtrusive.

The original cooling system, which dates back to 1982, has also been replaced, resulting in a better indoor climate. An active cooling system was installed in the adjoining room, as well as heat pumps for the winter months. With regard to the lighting on the raised stage, even different color schemes are possible depending on the wishes of the conference participants, as was demonstrated to the guests of honor, together with building consultant norbert holtz and the technical manager of the building, hans schnabl.

"We have to keep up with the times", was a sentence from ursula mannle. This is impressively reflected in the inviting and ultra-modern appearance of the large hall of the hanns-seidel-foundation education center.

With regard to the investment costs, the architect’s statements indicated that 900,000 euros had been invoiced to date. Emmi zeulner took the opportunity to point out that the educational offers at the banz monastery are also aimed at people from the region, with seminars for children, young people and families. To counter any rumors or rumors that might be circulating, she added with a wink: "and you don’t have to be a CSU member to do it."

Planning was the be-all and end-all in the implementation of this rough project of the hanns-seidel-foundation. Not forgotten at the official presentation, however, were those who made the whole thing happen: "in the last few weeks, 20 to 25 people have been working steadily until ten or eleven o’clock at night, so that the time schedule could be kept", architect jakob took off his hat.