Science and Event Center


Usable floor area:   15,000 m²
Gross floor area:   19,500 m²
Built-up area:   7,500 m²
Building volume:   112,600 m³
Shell construction costs:   4.0 mio. €
Total costs:   55.0 mio. €

Scope Of Planing

Structural Design
Thermal Building Physics
Sound Insulation and Room Acoustics
Sound Immission Protection

Building project

The Science and Event Center serves the University and City of Darmstadt as a multipurpose building. The building is located in the center of the city and houses a main hall for 1,200 visitors with a stage and variable seating, 2,000 m² exhibition area and an area of 1,000 m² with flexible subdivision for meetings, workshops and small events. These functional areas are
connected by an ample foyer with glass roof. The architectural design by Chalabi Architects was selected from an international competition and awarded the first price. The modern building is equipped with a highly energy efficient heating and climatisation system since it is the intention of the city council to erect an ecologically trend setting building. Under the Center parking areas on two levels are provided.


Wissenschafts- und Kongreßzentrum Darmstadt GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt


Chalabi Architects, Vienna