When commissioned to build a new lecture hall for the Technical University Munich, Germany, architects Deubzer König & Rimmel Architekten came up with a creative and visually appealing solution. This undulating modern building is a result of a 9-month planning and building period, on a budget estimated at just 60% of regular building costs. According to the architects, “the almost square building contains two lecture halls with 479 and 288 seats. They are separated by a corridor which provides the access for handicapped people and the speaker. The foyer, the bathrooms and the technical facilities are situated below the seating. The main accesses for the lecture halls are the two staircases and the first floor corridor“. The most striking element of this project is the black, undulating facade, built with rough cut spruce planks and added an interesting visual effect when exposed to natural light. Find this design approach suitable for a learning edifice?
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