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LZM - Lehrzentrum Maschinenbau, Darmstadt

New Building, Institutes

Owner: Technische Universität Darmstadt, vertreten durch das Dezernat V – Bau und Immobilien
Architect: kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner, Köln

Performance: Structural Design, Facade Design
Work Phases: 1-6
Total Area: 4.000 m²

Plan: since 2014

The Technische Universität Darmstadt plans to erect a new instruction center for engineering. Altogether four subjects will be housed in the building
1. Produktentwicklung und Maschinenelemente
2. Strukturdynamik
3. Institut für Mechatronische Systeme im Maschinenbau
4. Datenverarbeitung in der Konstruktion

The three-storey building has a floor area of 83 x 22 m and is built without an underground floor. It is divided into two parts, the machine rooms with 5 or 9 m high ceilings and the upper floors with workshops and computer workstations.

The building is designed as massive construction. Floors, roof, walls, pillars and base plates are planned in reinforced concrete. It is founded with an elastically embedded base plate. The rotor test room that serves as protection is decoupled from the base plate.

roof construction (photo osd/Philipp Kohler)


plant floor (photo osd/Philipp Kohler)


Detail of the supporting structure (photo osd/Philipp Kohler)


Downstand beam and support for crane (photo osd/Philipp Kohler)


Pillar with downstand beam (photo osd/Philipp Kohler)