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Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten

  • 01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten
Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten, © Michael Schnell
© Michael Schnell

© Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aalen, Germany
  • Project Leadership

    Josef Hämmerl
  • Design Team

    Maria Knott, Karin Schmid-Arnoldt
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

  • Planning of Structural Framework

    graf ingenieure, Schwäbisch-Gmünd
  • Building Equipment

    Herp Ingenieure GmbH & Co. KG
  • Electric

    Walter Gretz, Heidenheim
  • Kitchen Planning

    Ingenieurgruppe Walter, Stuttgart
  • Building Physics

    Brüssau Bauphysik GmbH, Fellbach
  • Client

    Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Amt Schwäbisch Gmünd, Herr Kellner
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Michael Schnell
© Michael Schnell

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.

Floor Plan
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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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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