The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner GmbH + Co. KG
19 Project Architect Volker Weuthen,, interior design Silvia Pappa Innenarchitekten and UKW Innenarchitekten,,
20 Type of project new building
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project 1. The old Special Library of Medicine had to be closed because of decrepitude.
2. Create a new innovative library corresponding with the idea of libraries as well-designed learning spaces and learning grids.
3. Usefull and enlarged technical support for the students.
4. Create a joint-venture of a modern library and a learning-center of the Faculty of Medicine.
5. Extend the number of reader seats and study-rooms for students.
6. Extension of opening hours to the public:
Opening hours of the new library:
Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
c special features
22 Site 1. Located on campus, in the middle of the whole campus, between university area and clinical area,
2. near by the "Mensa",
3. near by parking spaces.
23 Architecture 1. Rectangular plan, 22 x 22 m, 38 m high, like a tower,
2. white mosaic of glass, green high windows,
3. cast-in-place concrete
4. materials selected to reduce energy costs (according to the german instructions "EnEV 2009"), for example windows
5. disabled access