MZE KIT Campus Karlsruhe

The campus at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was extended with the addition of a new, multistorey building. The external dimensions of the building are 80 m × 30 m. The overhanging projection of the upper storey of approximately 6 m represents a particularly forceful feature.

New Building with High Dynamic Characteristics

In addition to office areas it is envisaged that the new building comprising a basement storey and five upper storeys will also accommodate highly sensitive scanning electron microscopes. That led to a significant increase in the demands placed on the dynamic characteristics of the building, which had to be taken into consideration early in the planning phase.

Valentyn Architects, Cologne/Germany

Planning time
2011 – 2012

Construction time
2014 – 2015

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering (WP 2 – 6 acc. § 64 HOAI)
  • Facade engineering (WP 1.2 and 2.1 acc. AHO No.28)
  • BIM discipline coordination (LOG/LOI: 300) (Demand planning; Variant studies; Visualisation; Analysis, simulation and verification; Derivation of drawings and documents; Quantity take off and cost analysis/estimation)

9,200 m²

KIT Karlsruhe, University and National Large-scale Research Centre/Germany

Dirk Altenkirch, Karlsruhe/Germany

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