Campus Melaten

Architects
Henn Architects, Munich/Germany

Planning time
2011 – 2015

Construction time
2015 – 2016

Services by Werner Sobek
structural engineering (WP 1-6)

Client
Immofinanz Campus GmbH & Co. KG, Köln (since 2014)
capricorn Development GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf

Photographer
H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany

The project is a part of the expansion of the RWTH Aachen Campus: It is designed to offer experts from industry and scientists from diverse universities office, laboratory and research facilities. The complex is composed of two building parts: an L-plan, six storey office building above a partial cellar as well as a single-storey research building with laboratory areas for conducting experiments. The office buildings are designed to provide the highest levels of variability and flexibility. A conventional steel-reinforced concrete construction forms the load-bearing structural system. Supports and walls transmit vertical loads, while the walls of the stairway and building services cores stiffen the construction. A punctuated facade forms the building envelope. Expansive glass facades are installed at the foyer and concourse connecting the two parts of the building.