Düsseldorf Fachhochschule, Düsseldorf
The cubic forms of the new buildings stand out from their surroundings in a way that, in conjunction with their anodised aluminium facades, recalls the former industrial use of the site. The plinths that link each pair of new buildings provide spacious outdoor areas with hard surfacing, in contrast to the lower lying green strip, which offers seclusion while also serving as the main circulation space. The public park generates an attractive and well integrated living and working environment, with good connections to the surrounding area.
The new buildings on the campus are designed for flexible and functional long-term use, on the basis of an integrated concept employing regenerative energies, rain water collection, heat-exchange systems, and mitigation areas. The high level of comfort and a vitalising and healthy indoor environment with optimal daylight conditions combine to ensure an optimal atmosphere for teaching and study.
An efficient structural shell, the consistent separation of systems, optimal energy efficiency, durable materials, maximum flexibility and a high-quality location have resulted in optimised project costs together with reduced operating costs.
Project competition after preselection, competition commendation, 2009
Construction cost: CHF approx. 200 mn
Client: Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, Düsseldorf
General planner: Bob Gysin Partner BGP Architekten ETH SIA BSA
Building engineer: Basler & Hofmann AG, Zürich
Building services engineer: 3-Plan AG, Winterthur
Energy and sustainability consultant: EK Energiekonzepte, Zürich
Building physics consultant: zehnder & kälin ag, Winterthur