The Melaten Campus is an extension of the RWTH Aachen campus. It offers office, laboratory and research facilities for experts from industry and for scientists from various university institutes. The complex consists of two building parts, an L-shaped, 6-storey office building with a partial basement and a single-storey experimental hall with laboratory areas. A central foyer provides access to the building complex.
Maximum Variability and Flexibility
The office buildings are designed for maximum variability and flexibility to allow different uses with economical floor plan solutions. The load-bearing system was designed as a conventional reinforced concrete structure. Vertical loads are transferred via columns and walls; bracing is provided by the walls of the stairwell and technical cores. A perforated façade forms the building envelope. Large glass facades are located in the area of the foyer and the connecting bars.
Henn Architects, Munich/Germany
2011 − 2015
2015 − 2016
Services by Werner Sobek
- Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6)
- BIM discipline coordination
(Demand planning; Variant studies; Visualisation; Analysis, simulation and verification; Derivation of drawings and documents; Quantity take off and cost analysis/estimation)
Immofinanz Campus GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne/Germany (since 2014)
Capricorn development GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf/Germany
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany