New-Blauhaus / kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • 05:00 - 8 January, 2016
New-Blauhaus / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

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  • General Contractor

    A.Frauenrath BauConcept GmbH
  • Project Management

    Mathias Garanin
© Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

New build of a modern energy efficiency centre on the campus of Hochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach | ADDED VALUE The low-resource energy generation system is displayed on the outside of the sculptural facade made of photovoltaic elements, thus giving the building an unmistakable character.

© Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

The project, which is a cooperation between the energy and water utility company NEW and Hochschule Niederrhein, is designed to present innovative developments in the energy sector.

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© Andreas Horsky
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© Andreas Horsky

The five-sided structure, a solitaire in the urban landscape, is clearly perceived as a new element at the university, which uses the large forecourt with the open stairway to link the city and the campus. The special facade consisting of oppositely inclined, blue-tinged glass and photovoltaic elements has been designed to perfectly suit the orientation and incidence of solar radiation. A window alongside the open stairway offers passersby a view into the energy centre of the zero emission building that meets Passive House standards. In addition to the rooms for the energy centre NEW, the Blauhaus building accommodates various educational and administrative institutions of Hochschule Niederrhein, the university library, the start-up centre “Blauschmiede” with offices for new business founders, as well as the energy laboratory “Innovatorium” for pupils and students. 

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© Andreas Horsky
Elevation
Elevation
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© Andreas Horsky
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