Completed in 1972, the Bergedorf University of Applied Sciences in southeastern Hamburg is characterised by a modular construction system that can be adapted to changes. With the resulting flexibility and standardisation, the architects Peter P. Schweger and Heinz Graaf achieved a rationalisation of the planning and construction processes.
The main building presents itself through two elongated four- and five-storey building wings connected at ground level with an aluminum-glass curtain wall. At ground level, the first floor forms an open hall as a communication and circulation area. While the mezzanine floor, which is limited in area, is intended for office space, above it are repetitively arranged structurally separated laboratories and seminar rooms. Since its completion the building has been used by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, now the University of Applied Sciences. With their imminent departure, the building is in danger of being demolished, despite having been declared a listed building.
In addition to an architectural-historical classification, the diploma thesis deals with an analysis of the existing monument characteristics. Based on this, a concept for the preservation of monuments is developed, which shows the desirable structural handling of the existing building. Subsequently, a concept for the subsequent use as well as the construction measures required for the implementation are presented.