Teaching, Study and Examination Centre Medicum of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main

With its reddish-tinted exposed concrete facade, the new building responds to the historical context of the Faculty of Medicine’s historical context from the Wilhelminian era. Nevertheless, it can be plainly recognized as a work of contemporary architecture. The windows are set into deep reveals and have a translucent box mounted in front of them in the middle for solar shading.


The new Medicum building is located on the grounds of the University Hospital Frankfurt, close to the Main river. Its surroundings are characterized by neighboring historical buildings and the rose garden to the north. To the south, the building is adjoined by the green spaces of the surrounding buildings. Our design consists of two cubic elements of different heights, which, due to their offset positions, form a clearly recognizable entry on the side facing the rose garden.

The challenge for us was to insert the relatively large building volume onto a small site: the building consists of two parts that have different heights and different depths, and which are offset and interlock. The examination room for approximately 200 persons is located on the garden side of the basement, where it faces a spacious, adjoining recessed courtyard. The seminar rooms are located on the ground floor, while the teaching, study and administrative areas are on the upper floors.


11 2009 / 1st prize

Start of planning
02 2012

03 2017 

Land Hessen
Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
represented by Hessisches Baumanagement (HBM)
Regionalniederlassung Rhein-Main, Frankfurt am Main

Haus 10A, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60596 Frankfurt am Main


Construction costs
appr. 13,7 Mio. Euros

Service phases

Competition team
Andreas Moll

Planning team
Katrin Müller (PL), Patric Kuhn

Local construction management 
Burkhard Meyer Architekt, Karlsruhe

Structure planning
Weischede, Hermann und Partner, Stuttgart

HVS planning
Pfeil & Koch Ingenieurgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart

Landscape design
Adler & Olesch Mainz GmbH, Mainz

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