HKW Aachen

The former coal heat generation plant of the RWTH Aachen is converted into a seminar centre.

The conventional perforated façade is covered with a curtain of metal strips that are narrower in the window areas. The curtain also serves as sun protection. At night, the façade is lit by LED’s from the inside to effect a glow in the dark like an old cole oven to visualize and honor the former use of the building.



BLB Bau- und Liegenschafts

Betrieb NRW,

Niederlassung Aachen

Architecture  IP Arch Büro für integrale Planung


Support with execution planning, product specifications metal façades, suspended, rear ventilated façades

Completion  2009

Pictures  ipArch