Institute of Technology

BOTTROP, GERMANY

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ClientCity Of Bottrop
ProgrammeUniversity classrooms, Laboratories, Seminar rooms, Forum, Auditoriums, Offices, Cafeteria
Surface15 000 m²
StatusCompetition 2010
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Bottrop’s Higher Technical College is in the town centre, located between a major urban intersection on the West and South and a quiet residential neighbourhood on the East of the site. We designed it as an open amenity that passes through the entire site by freeing a large hardscaped esplanade on the South which provides the building with a set-back external assembly space. The building’s figure is sculpted in tiered volumes divided into grid modules which step down gradually and free large accessible and planted flat roofs. The campus is structured with an orthogonal frame that allows interior flexibility. The school is entered via a large longitudinal forum which passes through the entire building like a large covered internal street. Seminar rooms and laboratories open up towards the central atrium covered with a glass roof. The double skin is made of mobile metal strips, which allows transparency on the vertical circulations.

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