From space requirements to the award: development over time

The development to date, from identifying spatial requirements to the tender competition for the HfG new build


Detailed analysis by the State of Hessen of the spatial requirements with regard to HEUREKA: additional space required totals just short of 5,000 sqm (HIS 1)


HfG satellite concept at the harbor


> First draft
> K1 expert opinion on the suitability of the sites
> First site-neutral registration of requirements by the HfG
> Resolution by the Senate and Executive Board in favor of the new building


> Endowed professorship for creativity in an urban context
> New building concept in construction phases


> Demand for “Space Space Space!” in the annual report
> Foundation of the Future Lab at the HfG


> Second site-neutral report on requirements
> Request from the State of Hessen: revisit the opportunities for expansion and renovation on the existing site
> K1 expert opinion for modernization and expansion: cost estimated at EUR 88 million excluding land costs


> Concept for an expandable initial construction phase on the church site with costs of EUR 20 million (excluding land costs)
> Public panel discussion in the Bora Assembly Hall in Offenbach with Tarek Al-Wazir


Mainviertel GmbH & Co. KG begins marketing building plots 9a and b and offers the State of Hessen a new, equally suitable option (somewhat cheaper) with building plots 10 and 11.


Decision in principle: EUR 90 million from the HEUREKA II budget


> Symposium: “A 21st-century academy of art”, and HfG General Student Committee lecture series: “What to build?”
> Excursion by the HfG Future Lab to Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Acquisition of the harbor plot


Funding available for the new building increased by EUR 50 million


Project follow-up with final appraisal of spatial requirements


Launch of international architecture competition


Jury and award procedure

View of Offenbach Harbor from the future HfG site