Built in 1965, the faculty of design office and classroom building of the TU Darmstadt didn’t live up to the functional and current energy standards anymore. The reconversion included therefore a series of coordinated interventions: energetic redesign, new building envelope, new internal circulation areas and a change in the flexibility of space. Moreover, an additional storey was added to the building in some areas with a light laminated timber structure.
The highlight of the reconversion was the creation of a spacious entrance lobby which cantilevers over two storeys and is enclosed by a slender glass façade. A part of the columns for the load-bearing construction of the new entrance roof was built in a shelf-type structure. Therefore it can also be used to serve as an exhibition space or for meetings.
Interdisciplinary Academic Center of the Digital CulturesNantes, France
Town Hall HainburgHainburg, Germany
ECB - GroßmarkthalleFrankfurt, Germany