Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany
Photo © Fabian Hild
Photo © Fabian Hild
Photo © Fabian Hild
Photo © Fabian Hild
Photo © Fabian Hild
Architects
blocher partners
Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Year
2010

Historic heritage, contemporary design

With its 14 lecture theatres, the new auditorium and the senate hall, the New University is the most significant lecture building complex in the historic city of Heidelberg. Blocher Blocher Partners renewed façades and roof surfaces, renovated large parts of the architecture including the lecture theatres and fundamentally modernised the building infrastructure, amongst others. Another task of the renovation was to redesign the inner courtyard and its opening towards the university square - only a few steps from the historic town. By integrating a Public Box, a glass pavilion, and thus an opening of the existing façade, a flowing visual transition was created from the outer to the inner and vice versa.

The Federation of German Architects honoured the careful conversion of the historic building with the Hugo-Häring Award. The jury explained, that all interventions and new interpretations raised the already high, existing quality of the buildings which led to a qualification at a higher level.

Brief
Reconstruction, renovation and modernisation ort he partially heritage-protected university rooms, such as auditoriums, a new assembly hall and foyer.

Client
Land Baden-Württemberg vertreten durch Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Universitätsbauamt Heidelberg

Usable floor area
15,000 sqm

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