Werner Wirsing: Keplerbau, 1965D–1974

  • Regensburg, Germany, Show on map
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  • Since designing the Massmannplatz student halls of residence, Werner Wirsing has been considered a pioneer of modern, but extremely frugal construction and the most significant innovator in the field of student housing. The German Evangelical Church commissioned Wirsing to plan and build the Keplerbau in Regensburg. It was the first large student residence complex to be built after the war connected to the newly-founded University of Regensburg. The entire building complex was conceived as a social center.

  • Demolished by detonation on 24 February 2020.