Philosophical Seminar at the Cathedral Square, Muenster

Extension and Redevelopment of a University Building

The location between the cathedral square and the green area on the small river Aa led us to shape the former courtyard designed as a small quiet town square with the entrance to the new Philosophikum at the bottom.

. The elongated new building bar creates a striking well-proportioned public space on the floor of which a wide step ramp pours over the entire area. The new building makes a close reference to the opposite, the Fürstenberghaus, by taking up measurements, eaves height and the western end edge.

It was also important to us to adapt to the environment with the materiality by picking up both the brick and the color of the local sandstone with the sand-colored mud.