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Construction projects

Over the years, all locations of the Mannheim University Library have been modernized and technically updated to the latest specifications.

Alongside the Baden-Württemberg State Office of Property and Construction, Mannheim Administrative Office and the university building department, renowned architects were also involved in the realization of these construction projects.

Schloss Westflügel Library – Central Lendig Library with textbook collection

The west wing of Mannheim Palace was generally renovated from 2014 to spring 2016 and adapted to today's requirements. On the ground floor with a gallery and on the lower floor of the west wing, the Central Lending Library was set up. All circulating books can be collected here.

Architects:
State Office of Property and Construction, Mannheim Administrative Office
Blocher, Blocher, Partner: Stuttgart, Mannheim

Dates:
Start of construction planning: 2006
Start of construction: March 2014
Commissioning: March 2016
Official inauguration: 3 November 2016

Main usable area:
1,200 sqm, barrier-free on 3 levels

Schloss Schneckenhof Library

Schloss Schneckenhof Süd Library

This part of the Palace, which has been used by the business management library and business management chairs since the seventies, has been generally renovated in the years 2007 to 2011. Here, a barrier-free library area was developed according to the latest standards.

Architects:
State Office of Property and Construction, Mannheim Administrative Office
Romanowski: Architekten GmbH, Karlsruhe
Herzog, Kassel + Partner, Karlsruhe (interior design)

Dates:
Start of construction planning: 2007
Start of construction: September 2008
Topping-out ceremony: 22 Juli 2009
Commissioning: 18 April 2011

Main usable area:
2,300 sqm, barrier-free on 3 levels

Schloss Schneckenhof Library – Learning Center

From January to May 2014 the reading room on the first floor in the Schloss Schneckenhof Library was transformed into a learning center. Here, a learning space with different areas for group study was created – equipped according to the latest ergonomic findings and learning research, and state-of-the-art technology.

Architects:
UKW Innenarchitekten, Krefeld

Dates:
Start of construction: January 2014
Commissioning: 14 Mai 2014
Official inauguration: 26 May 2014

Main usable area:
620 sqm, barrier-free on the first level

A3 Library

The library and auditorium building, which was completed in 1988, was generally renovated in the years 2006 to 2013 in 3 phases.

In 2006, the glass roof was renewed. In the years 2008 and 2009 the building was rewired. In addition, painting and renovation of the carpet were carried out. The information desk and the main entrance to the library were relocated. In the years 2012 and 2013, new air-conditioning was installed. In addition, the lecture hall was generally renovated. The entire building was upgraded according to the latest fire protection regulations.

Architects:
Gottfried Böhm, Pritzker-Award-Winner

Dates:
Start of construction: 1986
Opening: Spring 1989
Roof renovation: 2006
Air-conditioning and fire protection: 2012

Main usable area:
3.800 sqm, on 3 levels

A5 Library

The general renovation of the A5 building was divided into three construction phases, which were completed by the end of 2006. The libraries in A5 were directly affected by the rebuilding measures and had to be temporarily outsourced. At the end of the refurbishment, the libraries for social sciences with the European Documentation Centre, mathematics and computer science as well as the holdings of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research were merged.

In 2015, learning areas with workspaces for group study were created here. They are equipped according to the latest ergonomic findings and learning research, and state-of-the-art technology.

Architects:
State Office of Property and Construction, Mannheim Administrative Office

Dates:
Start of construction planning: 2002
Start of construction: May 2005
Commissioning: 29 January 2007

Main usable area:
3.000 sqm, on 3 levels

Schloss Ehrenhof Library – Hasso Plattner Library

During the construction work, the roof of Mannheim Palace was restored externally to its original form. The original mansard roof crowns the central building of the castle, instead of the simple saddle roof, provisionally constructed after the destruction of the roof in the Second World War. With the roof in its original form, the central part of the palace now surmounts the side wings. Here, in this central location in the palace, the Schloss Ehrenhof Library was built, thus uniting several library areas.

The space acquired during the enlargement now benefits the castle museum on the ground floor and first floor. The heart of the museum comprises historical rooms that were already in use, the Rittersaal (Knights’ Hall) and the Gartensaal.

Actually, this project was to be a gift from the state of Baden-Württemberg to mark the 400th anniversary of the city in 2007 and the 100th anniversary of the university. However, financing was halted at short notice. Through the generous donation by the Hasso-Plattner Foundation of 10 million Euros to the University for the construction of a library, the project could be continued. On 13 July 2005, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated, and on 25 October 2006, the official inauguration.

Architects:
Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart

Dates:
Start of construction planning: 1999
Start of construction: September 2003
Topping-out ceremony: 13 July 2005
Commissioning: start of term on 4 September 2006
Official inauguration: 25 October 2006

Main usable area:
4.500 sqm, barrier-free on 4 levels

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