Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences Muelheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences
Muelheim a.d. Ruhr

The new campus is open and trans­par­ent; it offers optimal con­di­tions for learning and teaching and a great deal of space for research. Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Stock­manns, President of Uni­ver­si­ty Ruhr West

Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

CLIENT
BLB Bau- und Liegen­schafts­be­trieb NRW, Münster

COM­PLE­TION
2016

SIZE
62.800 sqm GFA

COL­LAB­O­RA­TION
HPP Ar­chitek­ten, Düs­sel­dorf
Plan­er­gruppe Ober­hausen

AWARDS
Ausze­ich­nung Guter Bauten 2017, BDA Mülheim a.d.R.
Ar­chi­tiz­er A+Awards 2017
Im­mo­bilien Manager Award 2017, nom­i­na­tion
iF Design Award 2017, shortlist

PHO­TO­CRE­D­ITS
Christa Lachen­maier

Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

Instead of rigid spe­cial­ist faculties, the Uni­ver­si­ty Ruhr West, founded in 2009, and its buildings offer a high level of flexible usage for open academic exchange. After first con­sid­er­ing several locations, the four in­sti­tutes, dining hall, lecture theatre complex and library found ideal con­di­tions on a former railway and in­dus­tri­al site in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The ar­chi­tec­tur­al language of the con­sor­tium ASTOC and HPP is based upon the di­men­sions and dif­fer­ences of scale in the sur­round­ing area. In their volume and height the buildings, between two and eight storeys high, form a con­nect­ing link between the neigh­bour­ing res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment and the in­dus­tri­al area.

The neigh­bour­ing city district of Broich was long termed the “forgotten quarter”, char­ac­terised as it was for many years by the large number of empty ground floors. The research campus brought the vitality of 3,500 students to the area, leading to the creation of a lively quarter with an in­de­pen­dent identity. The public spaces of Uni­ver­si­ty Ruhr West also offer a wide range of leisure op­por­tu­ni­ties to tempt local residents to spend time here too. With its neigh­bourly relations, the campus is a suc­cess­ful driver for location de­vel­op­ment in Mülheim. As the overall planners, ASTOC and HPP im­ple­ment­ed this sus­tain­able and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly friendly project with minimal energy re­quire­ments and co­or­di­nat­ed 15 spe­cial­ist en­gi­neer­ing firms until com­ple­tion of con­struc­tion and in­au­gu­ra­tion of the buildings in June 2016.

Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Ruhr West Universtity of Applied Sciences Mülheim a.d. Ruhr