Institute of Chemistry and Lecture Hall Building for the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Project information

The new ensemble of buildings – the Institute Building for the Chemistry Department and the interdepartmental Auditorium block – are situated at the end of the central campus route, and create the framework for a new public square – the ‘South Piazza’. The four-storey, rectangular institute building encloses a planted internal courtyard on the long side of which runs a public, glazed circulation route which follows the contours of the topography. This route provides access to all parts of the building and divides the Chemistry department into a research area and a practical area. The practical laboratories as well and the research units are all planned to allow flexible layouts and look onto the greenery of the courtyard.

Place Giessen, Germany
Design 1st prize 2008
Construction 2010–2015
GFA 28,375 m²
GV 134,100 m³