Rathaus Hard

Town hall Hard

Architects Albin Arzberger, Thomas Klas and Christian Lässer

The body of the building is more like a seagoing vessel than a town hall, setting sail across the sea towards the horizon. The lens-shaped building with the facade in green metal panels lies like a jewel diagonal to the centre and houses all of the municipal departments. Daylight falls from the light-coloured light fitting in the attic into an atrium which also creates an opening inside the building. Does the population of Hard love its building? After nearly 20 years, no-one would give it up, because it is such a powerful expression of the town's connection with the lake.