The new Department of Mathematics building is planned to go on the parking area next to Heinrich-Hecht-Platz, by the Wissenschaftspark. In addition to classrooms and offices, the new building will also house the joint library belonging to the Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and the Computing Centre (Rechenzentrum). This new building has also become necessary as part of the safety and security requirements of the Anger buildings.
The contract for the construction has been awarded to a special-purpose entity (project company) of the bidding consortium Karstens / Höft (consisting of the companies Heinrich Karstens Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG, Kiel, and Höft Bauunternehmen GmbH, Flensburg). The consortium was successful with its bid for a compact building, which provides urban planning continuity with the adjacent Wissenschaftspark. In addition, it confines the Kiel University campus at Heinrich-Hecht-Platz (HHP).
The building will have a forecourt in front of the south-western entrance. This will enable access from HHP. This main entrance will lead into the foyer, with a light-flooded atrium forming a central communication and interaction space. This in turn will lead to open workspaces for students, as well as six classrooms. Quieter workspaces will be established in the galleries on the upper floors.
The central lecture halls as well as seminar rooms and multi-function rooms will be accessible via short connections to the foyer. A sculptural staircase will lead to the first floor - here will be the entrance to the joint library belonging to the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Computing Centre. The library will be spread over two floors and form the heart of the building, with its own generously-proportioned glass roof. The office spaces for CAU employees will be arranged in a ring shape along the façade of the first and second floors.
The building is being constructed within the framework of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). This is a contractually-regulated cooperation between the public sector and private sector companies. In terms of this agreement, the private sector partner assumes responsibility not only for the planning, construction and financing, but also for facility management services. This means that after completion and commissioning, the private sector partner takes care of the maintenance and operation of the building, which reduces the burden on CAU resources.
Construction: 2020 – 03.2021
Effective area: approx. 2,700 qm
Seminar rooms and lecture halls: 6
Number of storeys: 3