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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

FOM University – New building for the FOM Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany by J. MAYER H.

 
November 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J. MAYER H.

The non-profit FOM University is Germany’s largest private university. With over 24 study centers in Germany and abroad, FOM university enrolls more than 21,000 working students, trainees and apprentices. The new building of the FOM University Düsseldorf provides the necessary space for the ever-increasing numbers of students.

Image Courtesy © David Franck

  • Architects: J. MAYER H.
  • Project: FOM University – New building for the FOM Hochschule
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: David Franck, Patricia Parinejad
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Client: BildungsCentrum der Wirtschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH (Education Center for Trade and Industry), Essen
  • Partner in charge: Jürgen Mayer H., Hans Schneider
  • Project team: Ana I. Alonso de la Varga,  Mehrdad Mashaie, Wilko Hoffmann
  • Architect on site: Starmans Architekturbuero, Aachen
  • Structural engineer: Thomas & Boekamp Ingeniuergesellschaft mbH, Muenster

Image Courtesy © David Franck

  • Building service engineer: Brockof Ingenieure, Krefeld
  • Building physics: GFO Gesellschaft für bauphsysikalische Objektberatung, Krefeld
  • Electrical engineer: Sineplan, Hamburg
  • Fire security consultant: IDN Brandschutz Duisburg
  • Landscape architect: Luetzow 7, Berlin
  • Site area: approx: 8.000 m²
  • Total floor area: 6.000 m²
  • Start of construction: December 2013
  • Completion: March 2017

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

“Le Quartier Central” is a newly planned, nearly completed mixed-use area built on a former freight station in the centrally located Derendorf neighborhood. This setting is the new location for the FOM Düsseldorf university. The building can accommodate around 1,500 students and reflects on the infrastructural context of railway tracks, bridges, ramps and pedestrian connections in the building design. It’s first floor connects to a bridge with a projecting platform, creating a link between the different urban levels. The outer staircases and fire escape balconies allow for the compact circulation areas inside the building. Some curved balconies are connected to outdoor stairs, making the escape route for the upper floors more efficient. The inside of the building opens up to a sculptural staircase, leading the generous foyer upwards to connect all four auditorium levels. Separate from the academic floors, the administration and the student information center are located on the 4th floor.

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Around the building of the FOM University is an 8,000 m² park situated above a two-story underground car park with 360 spaces. On site there is potential space for future extensions.

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © Patricia Parinejad

Image Courtesy © Patricia Parinejad

Image Courtesy © Patricia Parinejad

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

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