Sustainable Chemistry Technical University
Felix Meyer
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Fire & Smoke-Protection DoorsSCHÜCO
ADS80 FR30
Labs & Offices Flooringnora
noraplan® stone
Wooden Acoustics PanelsTOPAKUSTIK® - NH Akustik + Design AG
Type Micro
Fire-Protection CeilingsFURAL SYSTEME IN METALL
Abklapp-Schiebesystem F30
Beechwood Post-and-Beam FacadePollmeier
BauBuche GL75
Wooden Balloon-Frame WallsSTEICO
SteicoWall

Product Spec Sheet
Fire & Smoke-Protection Doors
ADS80 FR30 by SCHÜCO
Labs & Offices Flooring
noraplan® stone by nora
Wooden Acoustics Panels
Fire-Protection Ceilings
Abklapp-Schiebesystem F30 by FURAL SYSTEME IN METALL
Beechwood Post-and-Beam Facade
BauBuche GL75 by Pollmeier
Wooden Balloon-Frame Walls
SteicoWall by STEICO

Sustainable Chemistry Technical University of Munich

Schuster Pechtold Schmidt Architekten as Architects

„Nachhaltige Chemie“, the new building for research and education in sustainable chemistry expands Technische Universität Münchens Campus Straubing science center, forming the northern entrance to the campus. The elongated three-story building lies parallel to the quayside, behind the flood wall and within the flooding zone of the river Donau, thus elevated on stilts to 3 meters above ground.

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

The entrance is reached via an elevated deck at first level that spans around most of the building at the height of the flood wall. From here, the building is entered through the central hall, a three-story composition of galleries and open stairs. This communicative nexus organizes the building into a western and an eastern wing. An auditorium that protrudes from the main structure towards the riverbanks further accentuates the building.

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

While the elevated first floor mainly contains educational functions, the upper floors contain offices, research laboratories and technical engineering spaces. On the first floor, the large, divisible auditorium is positioned towards the river Donau in the north. The south-western part of the first floor is occupied by a cafeteria for students and lecturers with an outdoor seating area near the main entrance. Lecutre- and seminar spaces of different sizes are organized within the western part of the building, educational laboratories, a second, smaller auditorium as well as administrative offices are found in the eastern part.

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

The eastern part of the second floor contains research laboratories that are planned as flexible units. The southern laboratory tract has a raised ceiling. All laboratories face outwards, the inner zone is occupied by staircases, technical and auxiliary spaces, just like on the first floor. The western part of the second floor on the other hand contains the upper entrances to the large, divisible auditorium. Offices, lounges, conference rooms and other staff spaces are situated on the second and third floors and are grouped around a courtyard in the western wing. The eastern part of the third floor contains the main rooms for electrical, HVAC and other central technical units. Below the buildings first level and deck there is a parking area that has to be cleared during possible flooding events.

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

Wood, glass and concrete give distinction to the buildings facades. Most of the building materials were sourced sustainably. The longitudinal outer walls were constructed in timber frame, the eastern and western walls are made of monolithic insulating concrete. The partially vegetated roof contains south-facing photovoltaic elements.

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

Team: 

Architects: Schuster Pechtold Schmidt Architekten

Landscape Architects : Hinnenthal Schaar

Electrical Consultants : Rücker + Schindele

HVAC consultants : Climaplan

Structural Engineering Company : ISP Scholz

Civil Engineering : MKS Architekten - Ingenieure

Acoustics Consultants : Hook Farny Ingenieure

Thermal Engineering : IFB Ingenieure

Photographer: Felix Meyer 

photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer
photo_credit Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer

Materials Used:

Heidelberger Beton: Infraleichtbeton (infralight concrete)

Pollmeier: Baubuche (beechwood post-and-beam facade)

Raico: Therm+ H-I (facade system)

Steico: SteicoWall (wooden balloon-frame walls)

Warema: sunscreens/blinds/awnings

Topakustik: TopPerfo Micro B1 (wooden acoustics panels)

Schörghuber: Massivholz-Elemente (wood-glass doors and walls)

Schüco: ADS80 FR30 (fire and smoke-protection doors)

Fural: Abklapp-Schiebesystem F30 (fire-protection ceilings)

nora: noraplan stone (flooring / labs, offices etc)

others: mastic asphalt (flooring / entrance hall)

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