Aalen University

Germany

2009

Highly Commended

These three buildings are an extension to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Business at the University of Aalen. The buildings have a striking slatted wooden façade combined with extensive use of galvanized steel in the structure. These materials, with their natural appearance, dominate the design of the buildings. The gentle shimmer of galvanized steel combined with the smoothness of the wooden slats provides a welcoming tone to the building. The durability and reliability of the galvanized steel structure are said to be consistent with the aims of the university that it serves.