The College building I in Freiburg's city centre, together with buildings II and III, forms the "Platz der Weißen Rose" (White Rose Square) named in memory of the student resistance fighters. The building is a cultural monument of special significance. It is used by the University of Freiburg primarily as a lecture hall and seminar building. New fire protection requirements recently demanded, among other things, the addition of an exterior escape staircase, which was realised using TECU® Classic_bond panels
The guiding principle for the supplementary building components was a moderately modern design using materials related to the building.
The abstract sculptural appearance of the staircase is a careful complement to the existing structure. The copper envelope, which changes over time and is realised with TECU® Classic_bond panels, picks up on the materiality of the metal roofs and rain gutters of the main building.
TECU® Classic_bond offers all the aesthetic properties of the TECU® Classic surface but can be installed much more quickly and easily. In accordance with the classification of the reaction of building materials to fire, the material is available in B-s1,d0 and also available on request in A2. TECU® Bond is extremely even and warp resistant, has an optimised weight, low thermal expansion and high mechanical resistance to wind loads, impact, shock and pressure.
External staircase University of Freiburg, Freiburg (DE)
Kuhn & Lehmann Architekten Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Freiburg (DE)
Metallbasis GmbH & Co. KG, Hammelburg (DE)