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Soester Straße, Münster

A student residence with a facade that stands out with its formal and colorful independence.

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Location Soester Straße 21,21 a/Meppener Straße 7, 48155 Münster

Builder Nabbe GbR Grundstücksgesellschaft Münster

Planning Maas und Partner Architekten, Münster

Execution Schwarz Werkstätten Münster

  • <p>When closing the gap between buildings, no attempt was made to create links to the clinker bricks of the adjacent buildings.</p>

    When closing the gap between buildings, no attempt was made to create links to the clinker bricks of the adjacent buildings.

  • <p>The painting company commissioned with the task was Schwarz Werkstätten from Münster.</p>

    The painting company commissioned with the task was Schwarz Werkstätten from Münster.

  • <p>The new student residence viewed from the courtyard side.</p>

    The new student residence viewed from the courtyard side.

  • <p>A closed unit with its own unique rhythm and dynamic.</p>

    A closed unit with its own unique rhythm and dynamic.

  • <p>Seemingly random alternation of the colored window surrounds.</p>

    Seemingly random alternation of the colored window surrounds.

  • <p>Modern facade design, combined with a modern glass staircase.</p>

    Modern facade design, combined with a modern glass staircase.

  • <p>The color shade gradation from the color shades RAL 1016, 1018 and 1023.</p>

    The color shade gradation from the color shades RAL 1016, 1018 and 1023.

  • <p>The object won second place in the German Facade Prize 2010 in the category “Residential and commercial buildings”.</p>

    The object won second place in the German Facade Prize 2010 in the category “Residential and commercial buildings”.

The “Hansa Campus” in Soester and Meppener Straße in Münster is a new student residence, with a facade that catches the eye with its formal and colorful independence. When closing the gap between buildings, no attempt was made to create links to the clinker bricks of the adjacent buildings. Thanks to the consistency with which the balcony molded parts and the different colored window surrounds seem to alternate randomly rules out discussions concerning whether the design does or doesn't fit with in the streetscape. The facade is a closed unit, with its own unique formal and colored rhythm and dynamic from the base to the dormers. The strength of this concept is that it works with every other color shade gradation from the yellow shades RAL 1016, 1018 and 1023 not listed here – an aspect that shouldn't be underestimated for future renovations if the current color selection goes out of fashion.

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