Lecture hall and administration building, Ansbach University Read more

© Marcus Ebener
© Marcus Ebener

As a new, completed element on the university grounds, the building will feature a massive perforated brick façade on all sides to create a dialogue with the existing structures. Its plasticity is emphasised by recessed windows and deep metal reveals. The actual daylight openings are determined by the requirements of the rooms lying behind them and their differing purposes. Oblique reveal panels at the top and to the sides create a new overall image out of these functionally necessary openings in the front plane of the brick façade. The interior courtyard forms the common centre to the facility; this recessed area of the building features floor-to-ceiling glazing, in contrast to the massive perforated façade.
The three-storey structure with its square ground plan, which appears compact from outside, is divided both spatially and functionally by the off-centre interior courtyard into two separate areas for administration and lecture theatres/auditorium. These are developed along the façades of the interior courtyard on both sides.


Special Mention – Fritz-Höger-Preis 2017
Commendation from the City of Ansbach 2013

Negotiation procedure Top Rank, 2009
Client Free State of Bavaria
Planning started 2009
Completion 2012
Total floor area 2,900 sqm

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Madina von Arnim
Team: Alexander Böhme, Antje Bittorf, Johanna Bornkamm, Lara Metell, Yvonne Stanko, Marcus Ebener, Tobias Steib, Manuela Jochheim

Local Construction Management: Haushoch Architekten GmbH, Nurenberg
Landscape architecture: Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin
Marcus Ebener