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Refurbishment of the WiSo building starting October 2019

 

Dear users and visitors of the WiSo building,

From October 2019, the WiSo main building and the flat wing (connection to the main university building) will be renovated. The renovation is necessary for technical, fire protection and energy-efficient reasons.
The renovation will bring about some changes in WiSo‘s working and teaching environment. We have put together a summary on this page to give you an overview of the planned measures and changes. This information is regularly updated and supplemented.

Duration of the renovation: The renovation of the WiSo bulding including lecture hall I (Hörsaal I) will start in October 2019. The lecture halls in the flat wing (HS XXIII to XXV) can still be used during the renovation phase. The three former libraries will be converted for temporary use (see below). The completion of the WiSo main buildung is planned for July 2021. The renovation of the WiSo flat wing is scheduled for 2021 to 2023 including the lecture halls XXIII to XXV and the former libraries.

Alternative lecture halls: the lecture halls XXIII to XXV can still be used during the renovation phase of the WiSo main building. For lectures und courses that usually take place in lecture hall I, alternative lecture halls have been reserved and booked on campus. You can already find these in the current KLIPS online course catalogue for all relevant courses. In addition, the usual time slots could be taken into account for almost all lectures in order to avoid overlapping. A similar procedure will then be applied to lecture halls XXIII to XXV during the renovation phase of the WiSo flat wing.

Relocation of offices and chairs to Zollstock: During the renovation of the WiSo main building, the chairs located there will be accommodated in rented premises in Zollstock. In addition to 40 offices, two seminar rooms and one pc seminar room with a total of 118 work and study places in Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8, 50969 Köln, as well as further three seminar rooms will be available from October 2019 in Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 9, 50969 Köln. The Cologne Studierendenwerk is planning a gastronomic offer there from the beginning of 2020.

 

Image: Location Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8, and Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 9, 50969 Cologne, Germany, Google Maps

From 07 October 2019, the route of the KVB bus line 142 will be optimized for better accessibility by public transport as a direct connection between the university and the premises in Zollstock.
The route frequency of the line was already reduced from 20 to 10 minutes last year.

Image: Optimized route KVB line 142, KVB

Use of the former libraries in the WiSo flat wing: in the first renovation phase of the WiSo main building, these three rooms will be used as follows:

Library furthest away from the WiSo main building (former“ Supply Chain Management Library“): a flexible seminar and meeting room will be set up there from the beginning of 2020. Please find details in the following plan.

Image: Seminar and conference room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Seminar and conference room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH

In the middle library (formerly the „Treuhand Library“), a large learning and working area with more than 70 places and a smaller lecturer's room will be available from the beginning of 2020:

Image: Work and study places, lecturer's room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Work and study places, lecturer's room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH

The coffee bar will move from the WiSo foyer to the library, which is closest to the WiSo main buidling (former „VWL library“), starting in October 2019. There will also be a gallery with additional seats and the facility management office.

Image: Coffee bar, gallery and caretaker's office in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Coffee bar, gallery and caretaker's office in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH

We make every effort to ensure that further updates and additions will be communicated on this page as soon as they become available. Should there be any general news about the move or the renovation that concerns students, we also will inform you via the Bachelor's and Master's newsletter.