display window of the university A generous lawn dotted with trees surrounds the university building and the nearby canteen designed by Günter Behnisch in the 1960s. The new assembly hall and auditorium building defines the border between the housing development and the university. The new auditorium forms an open space between the Behnisch building and auditorium building. A broad forecourt with interchanging bands of lawn and paving form a soft transition to the campus lawn. The horizontal division of the façades encompasses the building in a ribbon-like fashion, and highlights the two-way orientation of the seminar rooms. On the ground floor, the house opens up to the lawn and the town like a big shop window. The horizontal structural layering and design on the ground floor connects the existing building and the new one. It is a building that is both inviting and orientated towards the outside.
The basic structure is of reinforced concrete with an exposed concrete façade. On the entrance side, a storey-high support stretches across the longitudinal side of the building, forming an entrance. Opposing staggered open and closed wall areas give the new building its character, and their horizontal orientation echos the design of the existing Behnisch building.