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momentum - community center

Hamm, Germany

The "Momentum" is a versatile and welcoming community center where people of all ages come together naturally.

Located in Hamm, this multifunctional building serves the needs of the Catholic parish of St. Peter and Paul, as well as the city of Hamm, which manages the on-site all-day area, complete with a cafeteria for the nearby Lessing School. The adjacent retirement home is also integrated into the facility.

"Momentum" derives its name from the concept of inherent power to move, symbolizing the driving force behind the center. It's envisioned as a place where people of all generations meet, collaborate, and take advantage of various offerings. The design aims to accommodate individual and communal growth, allowing for diverse uses and adaptable spatial arrangements.

The building is divided internally into three sections: the assembly hall, pastoral administration, and the all-day school area. "Momentum" stands as a modern, architecturally appealing structure that seamlessly fits into its surroundings. It's designed as a low-energy building, harnessing renewable energy sources. The interior boasts an eco-friendly and natural material palette, ensuring unrestricted, barrier-free access for everyone.

A key focus of the project has been optimizing soundproofing within the building. High-quality acoustic conditioning is crucial, especially in educational and senior living spaces. To achieve this, the project employs Sorp 10® sound absorbers throughout various rooms, enhancing room acoustics and facilitating better interpersonal communication.

Type of building:

Cultural building

Clients and Developers:

Pastoralverbund Hamm-Mitte-Westen


Hecker Architekten, Düsseldorf

Engineers/ Specialist Planners:

Voogt Ingenieure, Olpe

Building contractor:

Sievert Hoch- Tief- & Stahlbetonbau GmbH, Werne



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Contact Contact

+49(0) 9427 189-0

Max Frank GmbH & Co. KG
Mitterweg 1
94339 Leiblfing