InformatiKOM

The InformatiKOM at KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is a new building located on the edge of the ring road that encircles Karlsruhe city centre. The structure is earmarked for various different academic establishments and institutes, including KIT’s Department of Informatics. The new building consists of two triple-storey structures with square footprints, one of which is placed on top of the other in an off-centre, horizontally rotated position. The lower structure is also connected to another new three-storey construction with a triangular ground plan. Overall, the new Inforum building is divided into two visually distinct parts: a transparent base section topped by a contrasting, solid upper level.

Architecture
Bernhardt + Partner, Darmstadt/Germany

Planning time
2018 − 2020

Construction time
2020 − 2023

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering
(WP 1.1 − 2.4 acc. to AHO)

GFA
16,800 m²

Client
The Klaus Tschira Foundation,
Heidelberg/Germany

Renderings
Bernhardt + Partners, Darmstadt/Germany

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