Redesigning the Ostufer Campus
The Faculty of Engineering on Ostufer was built in the 1990s. Due to lack of space on the campus at Olshausenstraße, the existing buildings of the former shipyard on Kaiserstraße continued to be used as provisional functional buildings. The majority of these buildings are now more than sixty years old. Neither the grounds nor the buildings correspond with the modern and competitive requirements of university research and teaching.
In order to bring the excellent and internationally-renowned working groups of the Centre for Networked Sensor Systems (ZEVS) together in an interdisciplinary environment, a new research building is planned for the Ostufer Campus of the Faculty of Engineering. With the new lecture hall that is to be built in parallel to the new research building, the Faculty of Engineering’s campus will, for the first time, have a building that is dedicated exclusively to learning and teaching with two lecture halls, student workstations, library and cafeteria.
Furthermore, the related demolitions and refurbishments will fundamentally reorganise the campus. The refurbishment of building F is currently being planned. Approval and execution planning for the interior refurbishment, including four laboratories, is currently underway. In parallel to this, the energy-saving renovation of the façade is being planned. The aim, on completion, is to secure silver quality standard certification with the German Assessment System for Sustainable Building (BNB). So, for example, photovoltaic systems are to be installed on the roofs of both buildings and the rooms will be wheelchair accessible. The seven metre height difference between the campus square and the new lecture hall building will be overcome with the aid of an exterior lift. A tactile pathway system will make it easier for the visually impaired to find their way around the campus.
Within the framework of its redevelopment and modernisation, the Faculty of Engineering’s site will become an open and future-oriented campus of a high quality in terms of both urban planning and the environment.