The new building for the Institute for Linguistic Research and Language Technology was the first component of the joint urban planning framework by Veauthier Architekten and the Machleidt urban planning office for Saarland University.

With its classic form, the solitary building establishes a relationship to the neighbouring buildings from the 1960s and yet remains recognizable as a modern university building of the 21st century. This is ensured by elements such as the black-colored prefabricated exposed aggregate concrete elements and vertical offsets in the façade.

The three-storey entrance hall, glazed on two sides, forms the communicative and spatial center of the building, i.e. the heart of the institute, from which the interior areas, arranged on a total of five split levels, are accessed. The spacious platform areas, equipped with lounge furniture, invite people to linger, read and relax.

Campus C7.4, 66123 Saarbrücken
Ministerium für Bildung, Kultur und Wissenschaft des Saarlandes
Veauthier Architekten
Architectural design phases 1-5
1.790 m2 BGF
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Werner Huthmacher