Each research centre occupies a block, the two located around a central courtyard to form a single building. The entrances and the spaces of socialization are oriented towards that open space. The edges of each block stand out with a brick facade in reference to the context materiality.
The building access is perpendicular to the campus main street and in symmetry to the entry of the existing research building. From the entrance pavilion, visitors and staff can intuitively access the institutes, one to the left side and the other to the right side, or access the shared hall through a large scale to the central patio. This social heart of the building serves as a shelter for seminars and conferences external participants.
The provision of seminar rooms and waiting rooms allows a clear separation of visitors facilitating the organization of events without affecting the normal operation of the institutes. It also promotes social interaction between all the users. When the weather is fair, the patio area is extended, without affecting the building security.
Images: Playtime Architectural Imagery
|Architect||Pinearq, Code of Practice Architects|
|Address||Martinistraße 52, Hamburg (Alemania)|
|Quantity Surveyor||Kappes Ipg GmbH|