The German Life-Saving Association (DLRG) receives a new training center in Berlin Neukölln. The one-floor structure is divided into 3 functional areas, which are put together under a large concrete roof. The multi-functional area with the entrance and foyer is located a bit back so that visitors can easily enter the building and have a covered entrance area. The administrative area with the offices and the smaller meeting room is in the middle and occupies the outer edges. The workshop and the associated warehouse are in the south under a larger canopy, which can be used to store the boats.
The internal division into 3 functional areas is reflected in the exterior. The concrete facade serves as robust protection outwards, while the wooden facade is weather protected by the overhanging roof. The V-shaped wooden pillars support the reinforced concrete roof and represent the reference to water sports.
The multi-functional room is designed for all kinds of training courses and meetings. It forms the communication center of the building. The interior is clad with maritime pine panels in the same color as the exterior larch wooden facade. With the reinforced concrete ceiling, which is kept free as a passive storage mass, both outer materials continued inside. The functional areas with serving counters, storage, and the control desk in the multi-purpose room are also set off in color as "set" furniture.