Research Pavilion TU Braunschweig / Gustav Düsing + Max Hacke
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Research Pavilion on the Technical College of Braunschweig designed by Berlin primarily based Architects Gustav Düsing & Max Hacke is an modern campus constructing designed to cater the evolving educational panorama in a publish pandemic world. With digital lectures and AI difficult conventional studying fashions, the position of the college campus is being reimagined.
Situated on the central campus of the distinguished College the 2 story constructing serves as a brand new landmark, seamlessly integrating with current pathways.
The first goal was to create an accessible and versatile area that caters to college students from all disciplines, providing a up to date studying setting that enhances current campus typologies. The ensuing open area idea fosters varied pupil actions and gives a versatile setting for group work, seminars, lectures, and rest. A key design precept of the Research Pavilion is its flat spatial hierarchy, selling interdisciplinary information alternate and interpersonal communication amongst each college students and college members.
Not like conventional campus typologies like lecture halls and libraries that emphasize one sided information switch, this constructing encourages collaboration and interplay. It gives a basis for all actions whereas granting college students most freedom in its utilization.
To domesticate a way of group that transcends particular person topics, the area was deliberately designed to be uniform, eliminating visitors areas and spatial divisions between flooring. As an alternative, a sequence of zones have been created, every with its personal stairs and entrances. From spacious double top areas to cozy retreats and presentation areas, the Research Pavilion provides a variety of environments. Notably, the constructing includes a absolutely glazed facade that floods the inside with pure mild and seamlessly connects it with the outside areas. Acoustic curtains, carpeting, and ceilings contribute to a nice room soundscape, enabling conversational atmospheres.
The organizational precept of the constructing revolves across the idea of a superstructure, permitting for fixed reconfiguration of the ground plan. This flexibility ensures the constructing stays related as a brand new campus factor for an prolonged interval.
The modern metal wooden hybrid building is absolutely demountable, adhering to the “design for disassembly” precept. The modular major assist construction, composed of beams and columns on a 3x3m grid, permits for straightforward reconstruction or relocation. The idea aligns with the thought of a “future materials depot,” selling round constructing practices by reusing architectural parts like facade panels, stairs, and platforms.
Relating to vitality effectivity, the Research Pavilion depends on a district heating provide sourced from 80% renewable vitality, supplemented by floor probes for summer time cooling. A 3m deep arcade with a cover and balconies gives shade throughout summer time whereas harnessing photo voltaic warmth achieve through the winter, this passive technique is supported by the presence of as much as 200 college students engaged on laptops. The constructing is of course ventilated by tilt home windows and a central skylight dome.