Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin
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Campus Martin-Luther-University - 8100mq
Halle (Saale)
The main campus space, which falls away at two sides and which is full of nooks and crannies, has been formulated as a university square. It forms a world of its own, one without clear boundaries. The design of the square reacts with generous areas of lawn to the historic University buildings to underscore the solitary character of these edifices. At the same time the stone-paved campus square is interwoven with the new architectures. A close relationship of inside and outside is the result, one that gives the ensemble both coherence and meaning. Steps are interpreted as the central communication medium of the university: the broad sitting steps for impromptu discussion or simply whiling away the time of day. The square itself is practically empty. The few additions to the open space consist of a few solitary trees which contrast the dense stand of red oaks growing at the edge of the campus.
Architecture: Gernot Schulz Architekten