University library Marburg

Bundled knowledge


ARGE Sinning architects and Heinle, Wischer and Partner architects,
State of Hesse, represented by HMWK, Philipps University Marburg and HBM
Construction company
Arge Ed Züblin und Adolf Lupp
End of construction

The new central library of Philipps University in Marburg is expected to hold around 2.5 million books. With a useful area of 19,500 square metres, the cast-in-place concrete building not only offers sufficient space for the stock of books, but also for 20 reading islands with around 1000 workstations. Despite its striking architecture, the building blends into its surroundings harmoniously. The new building stands at the base of the historic Marburg upper town between the botanical gardens and St. Elizabeth's Church. This central location means that the library is not only a place for studying, but also a cultural meeting point for student and city life. In addition, the building has many captivating exposed concrete surfaces, including concrete pillars.

These were produced with the tried-and-tested RAPIDOBAT® lined shuttering tubes.