Car park at the Mensa I

According to the Anger buildings framework plan, a new building designed as an open parking facility with eight levels using a split level system is to be constructed on Kiel University’s grounds. Use of the new parking facility will be based on the CAU’s mobility concept. The aim of this concept is to make the university more attractive by providing better parking and reducing private transport on the campus.

The new building will provide parking spaces for a total of 424 cars, including around 10 spaces with charging points for electric vehicles. The plan is to add more charging points for electric cars at a later stage. There will be 40 spaces for bicycles. These will be provided in parking boxes incorporating a double deck system and a service station.

Access to the new parking facility will be via a barrier entrance and exit on “Am Studentenhaus”. The levels on the west side of the building will be accessible by foot via stairs and a lift.

The parking facility will have a clearance height of 2.10m and a comfortable parking space width of 2.50m to facilitate getting in and out of vehicles. The lightweight system construction, known as steel composite construction, also allows for a column-free design in the driving and parking areas.

In accordance with the regulations governing parking facilities (Garagenverordnung), ten percent of the parking spaces will be reserved for exclusive use by women and one percent for exclusive use by the severely disabled.

Outdoor facilities and planting

Despite the conventional, economical system construction, the design and the outdoor facilities meet particular requirements of form and use: the outdoor area on the west side of the building provides barrier-free access to the car park. The height difference is overcome here by means of a ramp as well as stairs. A raised bed containing grasses and bedding plants will be constructed alongside the ramp. Benches are to be incorporated on the ends of the bed.

The green façade will be particularly eye-catching. It will consist of irregularly arranged sections with planted trellis constructions and horizontal metal bars. Openings in the vegetation will provide the necessary permanent cross-ventilation. The green façade will serve to support biodiversity, rainwater retention, noise reduction and cooling through shading and evaporation, to improve air quality and the quality of the living space and environment.

The planters will contain the following species:

  • Actinida arguta (kiwi)
  • Clematis montana ‘Rubens’ (anemone clematis)
  • Clematis vitalba (common clematis)
  • Hedera helix ‘Woernerii’ (ivy)
  • Lonicera henryi (evergreen honeysuckle)
  • Parthenocissus quinquifolia (wild vine)
Visualisierung des Gebäudes
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Visualisierung der Parkpalette an Mensa I

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Key data:

Construction: 2022-2023
Construction costs: 10.8 million euros
Useable area: 7,500 sqm
Floors: 8
Car parking spaces: 424
Bicycle parking spaces: 40