GUC Campus / Boarding House – Berlin

The campus of the GUC in Berlin is divided into three stripes. Following the tradition of the historic industrial buildings, the architecture of the boarding house picks up on the combination of steel skeleton construction and brick architecture. The U-shaped part of the building that is visible from the outside is claid with a green metal façade. It is raised from the ground floor and supported by columns that bring the “U” to the ground like a table. The “U” spans the large hall, where the entrance hall and the multipurpose dining room of the restaurant are located. The rising legs of the “U” as well as the lateral slab-like parts of the building, which are designed with a brick facade, take up the apartments of the boarding house. In the gap in-between the two slabs and the “U” are the communicative circulation  common areas situated.

 

Multiple commissioning
Commissioner: GUC German University Cairo, Kairo
Team SMAQ: Sabine Müller, Andreas Quednau, Irene Frassoldati, Ksenia Chernobrovtseva

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01/08/2017