j. mayer h. architects: institute building for FOM
the FOM campus in duesseldorf, germany is getting a new institute building by german practice j. mayer h. architects. accommodating the growing student body, the facility will seat 1,400 students within the management university of applied sciences. the wavering facade forms cantilevered balconies that wrap the perimeter. white bands define the floor plates with angled strips concealing and simultaneously defining locations of stairways.

j. mayer h. architects: institute building for FOM
all images courtesy of j. mayer h. architects



spanning 8,000 square meters, the open-air balconies overlook the campus including generous parkland from where prospects of the building are granted. joining the nearly completed district ‘le quartier central’, offices, underground parking will be integrated into the lively plan. lecture halls, seminar rooms and administrative units feature modern media technology.

j. mayer h. architects: institute building for FOM
northern view from park



project info:


architects: j. mayer h.
project architect: hans schneider
team: mehrdad mashaie, ana alonso de la varga, wilko hoffmann
client: bildungscentrum der wirtschaft gemeinnützige gmbh (education center for trade and industry), essen
lot size: approx. 8000 m2
gross floor area: max. 6000 m2
start of construction: spring 2013
completion: anticipated late 2014