Auditorium Building, University of Osnabrück

Benthem Crouwel Architects, Amsterdam & Aachen

Dirk Vogel, Dortmund, Germany
Jens Kirchner, Duesseldorf, Germany

University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Osnabrueck, Germany

Realized 2014

The new lecture hall building of the University of Osnabrück rises invitingly and says hello!

Recessed floor luminaires emphasize this gesture and attempt to blend in the green-painted soffit of the auditorium building as naturally as possible – almost uniformly.

The sunlight has quite a lot of power!

For the spacious foyer, which is covered by a glass roof, the use of directly incident natural daylight is adopted as the concept for the lighting design with artificial light for the evening.

Powerful LED wall-mounted directional spotlights illuminate the foyer in the evening with corresponding punch.

Do you know what a “light island” is?

Islands of light, for example, invite you to linger.

Three luminaires each, integrated into the homogeneous ceiling pattern, accentuate the seating and table areas within the generously laid-out student landscape, whose architectural design is based on the topography of the site.

Everything a bit Future – but pleasant.