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RWTH Aachen WZL new building hall/Jörg Hempel

RWTH Aachen WZL new building hall

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationBochum, Germany
Project locationAachen
CompanySSP AG
Lead ArchitectStefan Bielefeld
Design TeamTim Hanke, Thomas Schmidt, Heiner Blum, Andreas Bischoff, Philip Wieland, Alicja Kozub
ClientBau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW | Niederlassung Aachen

The total loss of a machine tool hall of the RWTH Aachen was the result of a fire event. An L-shaped adjacent part of the building remained intact due to the separation by a fire wall. The construction project comprises of the construction of a new hall, and the renovation of the facade of the existing building. In the course of a VgV procedure, SSP was awarded the contract for the integral general planning of the construction project. The new hall building has dimensions of approx. 72.00m by approx. 43.20m and a height of approx. 13.00m.