Osnabrück University commissioned the new auditorium to the architectural firms CROSS Architecture and Benthem Crouwel GmbH. The building attracted a great deal of attention for the fact that part of the structure appears to levitate above the ground, with this “cut-out” corner of the building serves as the auditorium’s ample entrance. The selection of colors is also extremely original, a vibrant green both inside and out offering a pleasing contrast to the more somber hues of the materials used and of the building’s surroundings.
For this project, Agglotech provided the marble-cement agglomerate, color SB149 Fumo, for a portion of the flooring and for the stair cladding. This product was a particularly good choice because of the color consistency achieved by the very small marble chips in the marble aggregate set in a base of gray cement. The technical properties of this Venetian flooring also ensure the sort of wear resistance needed for such a vast, high-traffic surface area.