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06/02/2017 | Pressemitteilung

Competition for the extension of the Kunsthochschule Kassel: 1st prize goes to Innauer Matt Architekten

The Austrian architectural firm Innauer Matt Architekten ZT GmbH won 1st prize in the competition for the extension of the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Further prizes went to the offices of Kuehn Malvezzi and Tru Architekten, both from Berlin. This decision was made by the jury chaired by Prof. Gesche Grabenhorst on Wednesday evening (31.5.).

Image: Graphic design: Innauer Matt Architects
Interior view of the winning design.

The annex, a hall with around 600 square meters of floor space, will serve as a student 'exhibition laboratory' as well as for the production of large-scale artworks. It will be built in an inner courtyard of the listed building by Paul Friedrich Posenenske on the edge of the baroque Karlsaue. In doing so, the university is reverting to a site that Posenenske had developed in the 1990s for a possible extension.


The addition is expected to be prepared this year and completed by the end of 2018.

The jury included the president of the University of Kassel, Prof. Dr. Reiner Finkeldey, the rector of the art academy, Prof. Joel Baumann, and the architect Prof. Philipp Oswalt. The competition was managed by the ANP office from Kassel. The Kunsthochschule Kassel is a semi-autonomous division of the University of Kassel.


Interior view of the winning design (graphic: Innauer Matt Architekten) at:



Sebastian Mense
University of Kassel
Communications, Press and Public Relations
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