The construction of the new training centre is a future-oriented and sustainable investment in the competitiveness of the Saarland skilled crafts sector. The ground-breaking ceremony on 14 July marked the ceremonial start of the new training centre in the Saarland capital.

The training centre, designed by Gerber Architekten, will redevelop the area between the listed Pingusson building, the Westspange and the administrative headquarters of the Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts. The training centre for the Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts is designed as a flat structure that fits in autonomously in terms of urban development between the towering buildings of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts and the former Pingusson French Embassy. The new building concentrates compactly on the plot north of Hohenzollernstraße and supports Pingusson’s building with its self-sufficient cubature. At the same time, the restaurant area on the ground floor with its adjoining terrace offers a view of the adjacent, partially listed park area. A building-high atrium and a workshop courtyard run through the building cube as glass passages and offer insights into the variety of crafts. The four-storey solitaire with its two inner courtyards offers state-of-the-art conditions for dual vocational training and continuing vocational education. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2024.

The ceremony took place in the presence of numerous representatives of the HWK, various ministries, the Lord Mayor of Saarbrücken and our Managing Director Jens Bentfeld.

The development of the construction project can be followed via a webcam: