With renewable building materials and resource-saving use of existing infrastructure, Münster University of Applied Sciences is expanding the Fachhochschulzentrum (FHZ) on Corrensstraße. Behnisch Architekten, in collaboration with Berghaus Architekten, are planning a new upper floor in timber construction for the existing building, which was built in 1974 and renovated in 2014. The interiors ceilings will be made of clay and deliver the space cooling & heating whilst naturally regulating the humidity. On the outside, the roof will be covered with a photovoltaic system and additional greenery, which protects against heat in summer and serves as additional thermal insulation in winter.
As a new representative building block of the site, the new fifth floor with a facade made of expanded metal will be clearly visible beyond the existing building outlines. Münster UAS will have around 470 square meters more space available at this location in the future. Above all, the students of the business faculty will benefit from the new offices, open space and creative areas.