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New Geography building

incl. seminar rooms IT and data backup of the computer centre

In addition to labs and offices for Kiel University’s Department of Geography, the first two floors of the new 5 storey building will include a modern seminar area with working space for students, which will be available for all university members. The building became necessary as a replacement building within the framework of the Anger grounds.

The sculptural structure orientates itself in the east and the north to the existing building structure, but intentionally adapts towards the green area of the Anger in the west and the south. The red brick building uses a typical material for institute buildings on campus, but the shape and facade construction add a contemporary flair. A marked two-storey recess on Ludewig-Meyn-Straße acts as an inviting entrance to the foyer, which is also accessible from the Anger, from where the departmental and seminar areas can be accessed.

The objective of creating a spatial structure which promotes communication, but also still offers opportunities to retreat is the reason for collecting the seminar rooms on the ground floor and first floor together in blocks. There is a large open area between them containing the necessary pathways and working space for students.

Both floors are connected by a void with an open stairway. The floor-plan layout enables the building to closely align with its surroundings. We aim to achieve silver certification according to the national assessment system for sustainable building (BNB).

Photo gallery:

Baufeld Geographie

Key data:

Construction: 2018-2021
Construction costs (incl. BNK): 22 million euros
Initial installation and BNB certification: 800,000 euros
Useable area: 3,600 sqm
Floors: 6 (including technical floor)
Architect: bbp Architekten bda
BNB certification in silver (aspired)
Photovoltaic system output: 21.3 kWp
Tactile guidance system in the building