Side Story: Material science
A new university for management,
Frankfurt am Main
The new building of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on Adickesallee, planned by Henning Larsen Architects and realised by MOW, skilfully combines the urban planning specifications of an administration building from the 1950s with the requirements of a modern university.
The volume and position of the demolished old building had to be incorporated into the design for the new building. A filigree pavilion with the typical sweep of the 1950s, the Präsidialbau, was retained. The result is a long atrium, a horizontal connecting and access axis that links all the university's functions.
All seminar areas and public functions are connected linearly by the central 4-storey hall. At this "Zeil des Wissens", the library, group study rooms, lecture rooms and refectory form the framework for modern student interaction. The lecture and seminar rooms are arranged along the facades and have daylight access.
" It was important for us to develop the historical references and not to copy them."
STEPHAN LÜCKE · MOW