Replacement Building on the Deutz Campus – Building A, TH Köln

Building A on TH Köln’s Deutz campus, together with parking garage P1 and the existing university library, forms the important southern edge of the future central campus quadrangle – and due to its position on the main ring road, it is also an important part of the wider urban fabric. The new building must therefore mediate between the inner world of the campus and the outer realm of the surrounding urban context.


Our design is conceived as a reinterpretation of the building form envisaged in the master plan. Clarity and efficiency are established by modifying the geometry of the building structure. It aims to create a distinctive place that is both specific and flexible, creating high-quality spaces to meet the creative and dynamic needs of a university fit for the future. The architectural means to achieve this are simple and robust.


12.2019 / 1st Prize