New buildings at second oldest University of Germany finally completed. Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat says: “By far the most challenging project in my career so far. I am very delighted with the final result. It reflects every detail of our design intentions.”
Design: Schulz und Schulz
This building was awarded the Best Church of the Year, one of the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards 2016: the building has a central public space with an “ingenious concept”.
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Formally and conceptually, we decided that our intervention here should address surface rather than volume; it should be horizontal rather than vertical. As opposed to the mountain of the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Battle of the Nations monument), we were the sea that steadily wears down the hard rock and turns it into sand.
Design: Redevelopment by Ian Ritchie Architects. The Neue Messe Central Hall structure is also known as the Glass Palace. This is one of the largest railway station buildings in Germany.
The facade from the old Bayerischer Bahnhof building – mounted on rails – had been moved to build the new U-bahn tunnel. Friday was moving back day, captured here by day and night with Jonathan Webb’s photos.
The project is situated on the site of the former Pauliner Church, the only church to remain undamaged during the war, yet later demolished in 1968 during the former GDR regime. This fourth building section of the University redevelopment comprises a gross volume of 133.000 cubic meters and consists of three main elements: the Aula, the Main Building, and the Audimax.