A place of exchange beyond the city limits.

Haus des Wissens

Placemaking, Bochum, 2026

Awards
polis Award 2023, 1st prize reactivated centres
'Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus' funding, 2022

The "Haus des Wissens" will be a place for all residents of the city. At the heart of the project are the resident public library, Bochum's adult education center and the city's university network Univercity, which, as a special "third place," will offer joint services for Bochum's citizens.

Kinzo was commissioned to design the publicly accessible areas – designed were event and teaching areas, exhibition areas, a library, open workshops, as well as the office space for the administration.
The Haus des Wissens is funded by the federal program „Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus“ (National Projects of Urban Development).

PARTNER:
Cross Architecture, ENVUE HOMBURG LICHT GMBH,
Höhler+Partner Architekten und Beratende Ingenieure,
ZWP Ingenieur-AG, GREENBOX Landschaftsarchitekten,
ZPP INGENIEURE AG, A SOCOTEC COMPANY,
Formitas AG, CONVIS Baumanagement, Projektsteuerung GmbH

Visualisations © rendertaxi
Location Bochum
Year 2026
Scope Conversion and extension, renovation, interior design (LP 1-5)
BGF 21.900 sqm
Architecture CROSS Architecture