University of Bayreuth – Center for Materials Science and Engineering and Center for Energy Technology
Freistaat Bayern, vertreten durch das Staatliche Bauamt Bayreuth
Competition 1st prize
Urban development and realisation
Start of Planning - Completion
2013 - 2018
2 - 8
Planning: Tobias Hübner, Cedric Ehlers, Florian Rodle, Site management: Andreas Ullrich, Markus Hennemann
Total cost 44,000,000 €
Gross floor area 14,405 m²
A future-oriented extension of the existing university campus with new teaching and research buildings and associated infrastructure is planned for the southern grounds of the premises of the University of Bayreuth. The urban development design offers a flexible structure in terms of landscape and architectural planning aspects, which is able to accommodate different types of use, while connecting the existing university buildings in the north and integrating the ecological-botanical garden.
A right-angled band-like arrangement of buildings is logical for the L-shaped site. The joint is formulated as a central space with adjacent cafeteria, lecture theatres and other communal facilities. Circulation and accessory zones of the institutes and student residences are located in two meadow areas running parallel to the L-shaped structure, resulting in a clearly urban-style "South Campus". Depending on future usage requirements, the structural arrangement can respond flexibly to different development site sizes and organisation typologies.
The first phase of the urban development framework plan for the south grounds involves construction of a Center for Material Sciences and Technology (ZMW) and a Center for Energy Technology (ZET) within the scope of the "Technology Alliance Upper Franconia" (TAO) in the northern section. A modified comb-shaped structure that integrates itself in the structural arrangement was developed. The research facilities of the ZET and ZMW focus on the topics "Energy" and "Mobility", as well as the interdisciplinary technologies "Materials" and "Information Technology/Sensor Technology". Both are accessed via a common entrance hall and have a future-oriented functionality and design, while the ZET and ZMW buildings are independent structures within the ensemble.
Zoning between lab and office areas is clear and allows forward-looking lab concepts. Internal circulation is simple and offers high-quality spaces with plenty of daylight especially in the central circulation section.