German Sport University Cologne

Restricted, international competition for a general contractor with 27 participants. In the centre of the university campus, a laboratory and office building will be constructed with an area of ​​about 11.000 m2 GFA as a replacement for the existing building. The core idea for the development of the new building is the architectural interpretation of the terms “motion”, “lightness” and “game”. Offsets in the structure and a transparent facade reflect these specific qualities in a simple and obvious way. Horizontal floor beams, cantilevered by up to three metres, dominate the otherwise unobtrusive appearance of the building.

Competition: 2nd prize
Date: 2010
Use: University
Initiator: Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW Köln branch