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C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University | ArchiTravel
Today, one of the largest and most modern lecture facilities in Europe is officially inaugurated on the campus of RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The new 14,000m² facility named C.A.R.L. (Central Auditorium for Research and Learning) offers space for over 4,000 students and comprises 11 lecture halls, 16 seminar rooms, break-out spaces, and cafés, as well as housing the University's physics collection, storage spaces, workspaces and a large bicycle parking basement. The two largest lecture halls contain 1,000 and 800 seats within the new building. © Michael Rasche © Margot Gottschling Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects design is part of the RWTH Aachen University's major development strategy adding over 280,000 m² of additional space to the campus, which is to form one of the largest research campuses in Europe. The new educational facility points to a more holistic understanding of learning and science and signals a humanistic approach focusing on the