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    The “Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal” university campus is situated between two hillsides on the outskirts of Wuppertal. On one of these hillsides, a new facility has been planned to house various subjects, including biology, chemistry, mechanical engineering and safety technology. The structure’s basic form and façade composition originate from a repetitive structural grid, that makes programmatic exchanges possible. A geographical slice has been taken out of the base shape along the hillside, a central courtyard is extruded from the centre. Because the structure leans slightly forward, a space is created for a footpath that connects the campus and the sports hall. The courtyard enables daylight to penetrate all colleges and offices situated around it. Laboratories are situated adjacent to the outer wall. The focal point of the building is a transparent disc that intersects with the courtyard. It houses the main circulation system in conjunction with the adjacent entrance hall and other public features. On several floors double high collective spaces have been incorporated that enhance various impressive panoramic vistas.

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