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New Building for the Leibniz Schoo of Education

New Building for the Leibniz School of Education

The picture of the building for Teacher Education, which the Leibniz School of Education uses, is not only a metaphor. With a major building project near the central main building, Leibniz University Hannover is creating a new building in which the Leibniz School of Education and core areas of teacher education will jointly design the "Teacher Education Campus".

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Creating a home for our teacher education degrees" - with these words, University President Prof. Volker Epping summed up the commission that the architectural firms were given to design the new building for the Leibniz School of Education. In July 2017, the university management publicly presented the winning design, which had emerged from an architectural competition. In addition to Prof. Epping, representatives of the jury as well as employees of the Cologne-based architectural office "kister scheithauer gros architekten GmbH" were also present, whose design won the jury's approval. Prof. Dr Sascha Schanze, Director of Studies and Teaching at the LSE, gave a short speech for its’ future users. He stressed the great importance of the new location for interdisciplinary and cross-faculty cooperation in teacher education

In addition to the Leibniz School of Education, two institutes of the Faculty of Humanities will also move into the building, namely the Institute of Educational Psychology and the Institute of Educational Sciences. The planned location is opposite the intersection Im Moore / Nelkenstraße. At present, the "sunken little castle" still stands here, which will soon be demolished. With its orange clinker brick façade and the ground floor made of light exposed concrete, the new building is intended to resemble the existing Wilhelminian style houses, which can be found in large numbers along the Im Moore road. The jury particularly praised the fact that the selected design creates a successful connection between the university and the district, instead of just closing a gap in the building.In addition to the Leibniz School of Education, two institutes of the Faculty of Humanities will also move into the building, namely the Institute of Educational Psychology and the Institute of Educational Sciences. The planned location is opposite the intersection Im Moore / Nelkenstraße. At present, the "sunken little castle" still stands here, which will soon be demolished. With its orange clinker brick façade and the ground floor made of light exposed concrete, the new building is intended to resemble the existing Wilhelminian style houses, which can be found in large numbers along the Im Moore road. The jury particularly praised the fact that the selected design creates a successful connection between the university and the district, instead of just closing a gap in the building.