Music Academy, Karlsruhe

The University of Music Karlsruhe

The multifunctional building with modern lesson and performance rooms is an extension to the campus of the University of Music Karlsruhe. In a plain architectural style, this exceptional building has a distinctive entrance area. BEGA light building elements in a reduced form ensure excellent illumination of the campus area in front of the building.

The bright border around the glazed entranceway acts like a passe-partout. To the right, a dynamic wall surface is created, which, interestingly, is angled in such a way that it points directly to the entrance door of the Renaissance castle Schloss Gottesaue, which also forms part of the campus and is also used for music lessons.

For this application, the light building elements have been installed with a symmetrical light distribution. In this way, the light can illuminate the surface evenly over a large area. This luminaire can also optionally be used with asymmetrical flat-beam light distribution for example, to provide optimal illumination for a road.

Client The state of Baden-Württemberg represented by Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe department

User The University of Music Karlsruhe

Architect Architekten.3P Feuerstein Rüdenauer & Partner, Stuttgart

Garden and landscape architect, and lighting design BDLA landscape architect Dipl.-Ing. Elke Ukas, Karlsruhe