Barcode Architects runner-up for the redevelopment of Mannheim University14-11-2017
The urban vision Barcode Architects designed for the Mannheim University campus was announced as the runner-up proposal. The design deliberately dispenses the placement of university buildings in the Friedrichspark, which would be used as a university garden. Instead, the park is restored. By activating the adjacent green spaces, a sequence of varied outdoor spaces is created in connection with the Rhine. The plan is complemented with the design of modern and attractive buildings. They provide a view over the surrounding observatory and church, as well as over the Friedrichspark and create a new entrance to the city by reactivating the harbour area. The University’s modern data center is designed as an inviting building in a strong relationship with both the park and the observatory. The overall proposal activates the urban space with a futureproof vision for the Bismarckstraße and the city of Mannheim.