Mathematics Department, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Client Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe office
GFA 15,500 m²
Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis 2016
The building of the Mathematics Faculty of Karlsruhe University of 1964 was upgraded architecturally and with a view to energy conservation. Located in direct proximity to the historic center and close to the edge of the university campus, it acts as the university’s "shop window" for the city. The rectangular five-story building encloses an inner courtyard which is raised by half a story and which, on the first floor, is open towards the east and west.
The building was given a new facade with significantly improved thermal insulation, and new energy-efficient services installations. In order to extend the usable area by 2,200 square meters, additional building volume was placed on top of a set-back mezzanine structure.