Leibniz Computer Center
Architectural Mesh Façade for electro magnetic shielding.
Computer centers rarely have an individual architectural character. The Leibniz Computer Center located in the important access area of Munich's science campus in Garching is an exception to this rule.
Special attention was paid to the architectural brief: A clear distinction between the three main functions of the complex - mainframe computer, institute building and tuition premises - ensuring that the character of each building corresponded with it's function.
The mainframe computer is housed in a giant cube 27,5 m high by 35 m wide. This "computer cube" is the core of the Leibniz Computer Center. For technical reasons the facade of the cube consists of several layers.