Veauthier Architekten

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Institute of Computational Linguistics

The new Institute for Language Research and Language Technology is the first building block in the urban planning framework for the University of the Saarland planned in cooperation between Veauthier Architects and the Machleidt Office of Urbanism.

With its classical form, this solitary building sets up affinities with neighbouring buildings dating from the 1960s, while remaining recognizable as a modern 21st century university building. This is achieved with elements such as the black stained precast concrete elements with exposed aggregate, and the vertical articulation of the facade.

The three-storey entrance hall, glazed on two sides, forms the communicative and spatial centre of the building, and thus the heart of the Institute; from here the other interior spaces are accessed on a total of five split-levels. The generous podium areas, equipped with lounge furniture, invite people to linger, read and relax.

Location
Campus C7.4, 66123 Saarbr├╝cken
Client
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Saarland
Services
HOAI phases 1-5
Completion
2003-2005
Size
1.790 m2 gross floor area
Photos
Werner Huthmacher