First Q Member

ZWP Ingenieur-AG



Building Services

Project Size



2011 – 2016


Since July 2017, the new replacement building for the subjects chemistry, biology and engineering is open for public use on the Grifflenberg campus of the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal (Germany). The entire complex has an area of approximately 28,500 m² – divided in two building parts, which are connected by a glazed entrance area.


Technical building services: Planning and monitoring, sanitary systems, heating systems, ventilation systems, cooling systems, electrical engineering, communications engineering, conveyance systems, building control technology, measurement and control technology, building automation, underground lines, extinguishing systems, light simulation, building simulation, media technology, laboratory technology, laboratory furniture.

Unique / Key Features

Seminar and office rooms are equipped with natural ventilation. The foyer and traffic areas of the connecting structure are also equipped with natural ventilation. The ventilation systems have a highly efficient heat recovery system with a circulation system. To ensure economic and sustainable operation, the exhaust air is integrated into the heat recovery KV system. ZWP has carried out extensive simulations to support and optimize the complex building services concept. Thermal simulations for selected areas have shown that a large part of the office and seminar areas can be comfortably used without additional cooling. With the help of a flow simulation of the 25m high glazed airspace of the entrance building, a cooling concept based on purely natural ventilation was developed using motorized ventilation louvers. In addition, detailed daylight simulations were used to optimize the use of office space alongside the courtyard. As a result, cost-intensive light steering systems could be avoided. To reduce the use of fossil primary energy even further, the waste heat from compressed air compressors is integrated into the hot water preparation or circulation. The supply air is conditioned in the summer via an adiabatic cooling process.

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