Calling card: the facade
The central element in combining the old building with the new one is the facade: “The facade is our calling card; it has a significant influence on the whole building. Our aim was to make it something very special – not too dark, not boring, but also being able to integrate into the surrounding and prolong the history of the building”, says Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, the President of the school. Klaus Ringsleben, Building Director of the school, was highly involved in finding an appropriate solution. He contacted facade suppliers and material manufacturers during a trade fair in Munich.
His task was to find the right supplier and the right material – and to focus on sustainability at the same time. “We’re aiming for Platinum certification for our campus, the highest possible level.” For Ringsleben, the challenge was one of aesthetics, technical aspects, and financial considerations. During the fair in Munich, he also came across Mosa and began an intensive dialogue with the company. “What really convinced me about Mosa was the company’s history, its organic development, the wide range it offers, and its drive to achieve an architecturally-appealing solution,” says Ringsleben.