Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve

Building owner/Client:

Kreis Kleve Bauverwaltungs-GmbH (KKB)

Planning architect/Site supervision:

nps tchoban voss, Hamburg

Installation time:

7 months

Facade area & quantity:

19,000 m² standard facade
3,000 m² stairwell facade
1,800 m² other facade types

Facade handover:

October 2011

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“Large harbour campus”

Northwest of Gelsenkirchen in the city of Kleve, the new buildings of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, home of the departments of Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences as well as Society and Economics, were constructed on approximately 6 hectares of property in the old harbour area on the banks of the Spoy Canal in the lower part of the town. The library is located in the former storehouse of Allgemeine Speditionsgesellschaft AG. Its impressive height makes it a highly visible landmark of the new university complex, whose campus resembles a waterfront city.

Altogether 14 buildings with 3 to 4 storeys were constructed on the large site. Dobler Metallbau was commissioned to provide approx. 24,000 m² unitised facade, sheet metal cladding and other metal construction measures for twelve individual buildings within only 7 months.