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Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten

Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten

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  • Project Leadership:Josef Hämmerl
  • Design Team:Maria Knott, Karin Schmid-Arnoldt
  • Building Equipment:Herp Ingenieure GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kitchen Planning:Ingenieurgruppe Walter
  • Electrical:Walter Gretz
  • Client:Vermögen und Bau Baden Württemberg, Herr Kellner
  • City:Aalen
  • Country:Germany
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Text description provided by the architects. A narrow and long-streched house situated between woods and the campus of the technical college : this is the new cafeteria for about 1200 students and lecturers. The cafeteria both adds to the building complex and serves as a new central meeting - point for the students. The appearance of the building is dominated by larch and glass. Slats in a row plus a roof form an elongated room with open gable-end facades.

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Floor Plan

A solid core to stabilize the building was put into the columnless hall. A wooden cover is put over it. The closed wooden roof is supported by a multitude of arranged slats.

© Michael Schnell
© Michael Schnell

During daytime the appearance is modelled by varying light and shadow. This is a building with a smootht structure integrating harmonically both the standards of the programme and those of the local situation.

© Michael Schnell
© Michael Schnell

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Address:Aalen, Germany

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Cite: "Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten" 05 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/502564/cafeteria-at-the-university-aalen-mgf-architekten> ISSN 0719-8884

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