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Competition textile engineering school


Competition textile engineering school

The exterior and interior design was intended to present the building as an industrial school. For this reason, the design does not isolate the weaving hall, a purely manufacturing building, and the tall chimney from the actual school buildings, but integrates them into the complex as integral parts of the whole.

The individual buildings are arranged at right angles around the weaving hall and are a visible expression of a highly differentiated spatial programme as a loosened-up development. The engineering and master craftsman training buildings are closely related to the weaving hall. The department for laquers and colours is the spatial link between the weaving hall and the old dyeing school to the west. The textile art department forms an angle with the teaching building towards the large avenue, which encloses the assembly hall as a festive centre. The research institute towers above the other buildings and separates the complex from the existing residential buildings to the south. The refectory and boarding school are an independent department in the north-west and integrate the old dyeing school into the group of new buildings.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 50

Project-specific information

Project Competition textile engineering school
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann, Architektur
Project period 1951

Object-specific information

Typology Ingenieurschule, engineering schools (buildings)

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Krefeld