Bremen University

The extension of a tram line to the centre of the University of Bremen created a changed urban situation, which is why its central area was redesigned. The result is a 15-metre-high reception hall covered by a filigree steel and glass construction.

Filigree Steel and Glass Construction Covers Central Entrance

All side surfaces and the entire roof of the hall are made of glass. The only load-bearing structure for the facades are vertically tensioned cables supported by springs.

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the shell, facade and special structures for this project.

Jan Störmer, Hamburg/Germany

Planning time
1997 − 2000

Construction time
1998 − 2000

Services  by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering of loadbearing structure
  • Facades and special structures (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

1,200 m²

Senator für Bildung und Wissenschaft, Kunst und Sport der Hansestadt Bremen/Germany

German Steel Construction Award – Award 2002

Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

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