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University Duisburg-Essen Building : Architecture

Bibliosphere : Competition Entry by greeen! architects, Germany

16 Jul 2009

University Duisburg-Essen Contest

UDE project – University Duisburg-Essen library & office building, Germany

Design: greeen! architects

Bibliosphere Proposal:

The intention of the design is to create a place, where City and University are woven together. An open, ecological and vivid building complex is the result, hosting the Bibliosphere as a distinguished signature architecture. The building’s design clearly differs from it’s surroundings and becomes a unique City- and Landmark.

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The building is in constant dialogue with it’s context, it’s welcoming and presents a new look of the university towards the city. Transparent, light spaces – naturally ventilated – create a healthy environement for all visitors. The facdae of the sphere, orientated to the city, is planned to become an energyfacade covering several functions. Natural ventilation and lighting of the reading rooms, solar protection and production solar energy, view to the cityscape, generosity of the main hall and climate control.

Through the improvement of worldwide ecology standards, the use of renewable energy ressources and avoiding fossil fuels, this building complex becomes a one-of-a-kind building in green building design. The energy consuption is more than 50% less in comparison to actual German standards. A certification through the German Sustainable Building Council with the highest standard (Gold) is the project’s aim.

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University Duisburg-Essen building proposal images / information from greeen! architects

Competition winner : KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten, Cologne branch

University Buildings

German Architecture

University Duisburg-Essen Library & Office Building Information

Civil engineering, facade and M&E: ARUP Germany, Düsseldorf / Berlin
Energy concept: equadrat, Düsseldorf
Landscape design: Lohaus Carl, Hannover
Fire prevention: Spitthoever, Essen
Building maintenance and accessability: TAW, Hamburg
Cost estimation: dgk Architekten und Ingenieure, Berlin
Visualizations: Luxigon, Paris
Modelbuilding: Dörre Modellbau, Düsseldorf


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Duisburg Buildings – Selection:

Aurelis Masterplan
Foster + Partners
Aurelis Masterplan Duisburg
image : Foster + Partners
Aurelis Masterplan / Duisburg Masterplan : largest inland harbour in the world

Duisburg Housing
Foster + Partners
Duisburg Housing
photo : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners
Duisburg Housing




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