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Constructive Interior and Exterior Walls
STAAG Stahlbeton AG
FENAL Fenster + Fassaden GmbH
Vopa Stahlbau GmbH
Fire Safety
hhpberlin Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH
Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt
Wings Professional GmbH
Interior Design
Bau-Metall GmbH Rostock
Bathroom and Plumbing
Stulz GmbH
Building Services
Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
Siemens AG
RMN Ingenieure GmbH
Climate Technology (Heating / Air Conditioning / Ventilation)
Axima AG
© Klaus Frahm
© Klaus Frahm
© Klaus Frahm
© Klaus Frahm
The aim with this project was to bring together the various law libraries at the University of Hamburg and house them in a new extension to the law department building. Conceived as a compact “book tower”, the new structure is linked via a glass atrium to the existing building. Access is via the main foyer of the law department building. Projecting forward along the line of the street, the building redefines the entrance to the campus. Both buildings are connected by means of a lift and staircase in the new atrium, which acts as a climate buffer and forms the main element in the passive energy concept.