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Circus Schatzinsel

Refurbishment and needs-based conversion of a youth leisure facility

The building of today's "Circus Schatzinsel" ("Circus Treasure Island") was built in the 1950s and extended in 1989 to include the parents' café. The neighbouring marquee has been standing since 2004. As part of the renovation, structural and functional deficiencies are now being eliminated.

The youth centre is used by various groups that engage in a wide range of activities. The entire infrastructure must therefore provide space not only for the children and young people, the trainers and the management team, but also for guests - such as residents from the neighbourhood, but also from abroad. Last but not least, there is a large crowd at the evening events. To cope with this diversity, the ground floor layout is to be divided into several areas and connected by a new circulation system.

A new entrance with a foyer and canopy will be created between the parents' café and the office. This will allow the areas to be closed off individually, for example during public evening events.

The sanitary facilities will be supplemented with changing rooms, showers and washing facilities for acrobat training and adapted to the number of event visitors. A publicly accessible toilet for the disabled complements the sanitary facilities.

For the energetic renovation of the existing building, the basement and the roof will be insulated, new windows will be installed and the façade will be provided with rear-ventilated plaster surfaces. In order to preserve the typical exterior appearance of the building from the 1950s, the closed clinker brick surfaces are not insulated on the outside. Instead, an insulating plaster will be applied to the inside.

The entire technical installations will be renewed.

In the course of the renovation, all pollutants will also be disposed of.

2016 - 2017
May-Ayim-Ufer 4
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg