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Sumit Singhal
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.

Reused Student housing at Campus Melaten in Germany by SzturArchitekten GmbH

 
February 11th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SzturArchitekten GmbH 

Campus Melaten is an area of land belonging to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia that has been granted to the RWTH Aachen University for expansion purposes, and residential use is generally not permitted.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

  • Architects: SzturArchitekten GmbH
  • Project: Reused Student housing at Campus Melaten
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Photography: Andreas Horsky Photography 
  • Client: Student Campus Melaten BV
  • Developer: Blauw Estate BV, Niederlande
  • Floor area: Ca. 10.100 m²
  • Appartements: 285
  • Appartements small a 26m²: 264
  • Appartements big a 29 m²: 21
  • Cafe: Ca. 90 m²

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Due to the significant increase in the number of students and the tremendous lack of student housing, RWTH Aachen University and the city of Aachen have decided to temporarily release two of the solitary areas on the “Campus Melaten” to provide in the short-term student housing opportunities.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Owing the short time of use, the focus is on economic, but all above on sustainable concepts.

Serving both requirements, the idea is the ​​recycling of 288 existing residential modules.

On two solitary areas of “Campus Melaten”, three student dormitories host a total of 285 apartments and a student café. Each apartment has a bathroom and a kitchenette.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

In order to meet the high architectural standard at the “Campus Melaten”, the head sides and the window frames of the formerly colorful modules were given an anthracite coating to get a uniform level with the glass surfaces.

According to the modular construction the facades seem monotone, for this reason protruded modules were built in to brighten appearance. For the coherent completion of the design, the gable ends of the single houses where restaged by a metallic façade.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

Image Courtesy © SzturArchitekten GmbH

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