Institute of Flight Guidance, DLR Braunschweig

The Institute for Flight Guidance’s building #117 had to be renovated due to fire safety and energy conservation.
The design of the new façade derives from the old design. Vertical colored elements that act as a guidance for the external sun shading elements give the building a new appearance.
Additionally, the interior was renovated to meet today’s standards.

Fallersleber-Tor-Bridge, Braunschweig

The goal of the design was to preserve the form and dimensions of the historic suspended chord beams for the motorway bridge but, on account of the increased span, to add inclined supports, thus forming a frame system. An additional aim was to allow pedestrians to experience the bridge. For this reason, the pedestrian areas were developed by reversing the suspended chord beams into an arch from which a light steel walkway is hung. The inner side of this walkway is supported by the beams of the motorway bridge The bridge thus results from the reversal of two complementary structural systems.

Climbing Wall Braunschweig

The climbing wall in Braunschweig’s city center (Güldenstr. 39C) is an ideal location for sports climbing.
Schulitz Architects enlarged the climbing area by 170 m² (left part of the wall) and added a platform extending over the adjacent moat.
A roof and a lighting system enable climbing during rain and in the evening hours.

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Elevated Walkway in Berlin

The new elevated walkway spans over the Friedrich-Olbricht-Damm and connects the two building complexes with a light-weight truss construction.

The required opening of 9 m height for heavy duty vehicles was achieved by only lifting the floor plate, resulting in a cost-effective and attractive design.

Ice rink in Bruneck / Italy

Due to its distinctive design, the new sports complex is a new landmark for the city of Bruneck.
The sports complex consists of two ice rinks, one for ice hockey and the other for training purposes, as well changing rooms, VIP-Areas and catering facilities.
The design of the complex with its facade and soft curvature presents itself as uniform building in spite of various different incorporated functions.
The choice of wood as the main material for the roof structures and the facade reflect the areas tradition for wood.

Offices for Eintracht Braunschweig

The renovation and modernization works transformed the existing stadium into a modern complex for professional sports, including football for the local club „Eintracht Braunschweig“, American football for the „Braunschweig Lions“, as well as athletic competitions on national and international level. Schulitz Architekten won the architectural competition in 2006 with an convincing urban concept including the modernization of the main stands and a rectangular office building for the local club “Eintracht Braunschweig”.
The new office building incorporates a fan shop, a restaurant and the offices for the local club “Eintracht Braunschweig”.
The vertical external sun shading elements not only give the office building a unique identity, but also prevent solar energy gains in the building. The sunshading concept in combination with further energy-saving concepts minimize the energy consumption of the building.

Central bus station, Haldensleben

The new central bus station in the town of Haldensleben gracefully fills a void that gives shape to what had until recently been an abandoned site in front of the main railway station.
The requirement for sheltered links between bus stops and local traffic management regulations pointed to an enclosed structure. The architects however thought differently and their final design cleverly achieves a very open structure that adheres to the design brief. A semi elliptical roof supported by slender steel sections, rectangular in plan, has such a light footprint that local residents and travellers affectionately refer to it as being like a UF0. The internalenclosed space has been landscaped and become a popular gathering space not only for commuters but also local residents.
A clever additional touch has been provided by semi enclosed seating areas that offer some privacy. The structure is extremely light, economical and was pre-fabricated and easily erected on-site.

All-purpose Sports Complex, Erlangen

The city of Erlangen intends to build a new sports complex adjacent to a nature conservation area.
The new complex shall include a multi-functional gymnasium for 3000 spectators, bouldering/climbing facilities, office spaces and a university complex for reseach in the profession of sports.
The design of Schulitz Architects incorporates all functions in a compact building, which not only fits perfectly to the urban context, but also reduces overall energy consumption of the complex.

New Bridges, Berlin

Schulitz Architects designed two bridges in the design competition. One of the bridges was awarded with the first prize.
The bridges were designed as a “family” with a similar structural system and corresponding materials (monolithic exposed concrete with self cleaning surfaces).

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

The ITAIPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA is a great example for multifunctional use of a stadium.
The stadium is not only an exceptional venue for football matches and the upcoming World Cup 2014, but also offers an amazing space in the southern opening for various events, such as concerts and parties.

In 2008, the federal state of Bahia (Brazil) asked in an international design competition for proposals to reinvigorate the partially collapsed inner city stadium of Salvador da Bahia. The 1st prize in this competition was awarded to the architects SCHULITZ Architekten, located in Germany, in collaboration with TETRA Arquitetura from São Paulo / Brazil.

In keeping with the tradition of Brazilian stadiums, the footprint of ITAÍPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA has the shape of a horseshoe with a large opening in the southern part of the stands. The traditional form in combination with modern stadium design aspects results in a sustainable building: The opening not only provides optimal air flow into the stadium bowl and simultaneously establishes a direct relation to the adjacent inner city lake, but also permits the use of the stadium for multi-functional activities: Concerts, theater presentations and various other events can take place in the covered space within the opening without conflicting with the pitch during the football season.
A bridge-like restaurant floats above the opening giving visitors a unique experience with views over the pitch and the lake at the same time.

The architects designed the ITAÍPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA´s roof structure in collaboration with RFR, Stuttgart. An innovative design of a spoked wheel system with a membrane that is pierced by the connecting vertical struts and is located between the upper and lower tension rings minimizes the use of material in an unseen manner: the weight of the roof structure is only
45 kg / m ², making it one of the world’s lightest stadium roofs ever.
The roof structure’s optimised geometry is the key to fulfil the roof’s multiple functional requirements (sight lines, solar protection, drainage and wind loads).

The façade was designed using horizontal shading elements with varying inclinations depending on the façade’s orientation provide sun protection whilst maximizing daylight use.
Furthermore, the use of rainwater reduces water consumption, the former stadium’s concrete was recycled and used as building material, the stadium’s energy consumption was minimized, the construction process was organized in a sustainable manner and the material’s primary energy consumption was considered in the design process.
The architect’s sustainable design for the new stadium ITAÍPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA in Salvador received the LEED Certification in Silver in February 2014.

After 4 years of planning and construction the new ITAIPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA was officially open on April 7th 2013 staging the football match between local rivals Bahia and Vitoria.
The new football stadium has a capacity of more than 50,000 seats. The arena will stage six FIFA World Cup matches in 2014. Also, the International Olympic Committee has chosen the ARENA FONTE NOVA to carry out the Olympic Football tournament in 2016.

In 2015, the ITAIPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA received the IOC/IAKS 2015 Silver Medal, the highest award in the category “Stadia”.

Copyright images: Bildrechte: Schulitz Architekten, BAPRESS, Manu Dias (AGECOM/GovBA), ITAIPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA

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