Leuphana University, Lüneburg

The new central building of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, designed by architect and visiting professor Daniel Libeskind, is a part of the Campus of the Future, on a former barracks terrain. The project wins 2009 the design competition “Architecture with Energy“ (of the German Ministry for Economics and Technology) in recognition of its sustainable energy concept. The building allocates space for activities and lectures: seminar rooms, work rooms, offices (researches, seminar and Students-center) and an auditorium with 700 – 1000 seats. The new central building serves at the same time also the city of Lüneburg as an event centre. The building intention is applied for a demonstration building in the research program EnOB, the energy demand is supposed to be covered to 100% out of renewable sources of energy – in addition is planned the use of Innovative technologies such as Vacuum-Insulating-Glass (VIG) and Vacuum-Insulating-Panels (VIPs) as well as Phases-Change-materials (PCM).


Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg


Daniel Libeskind

Completion and Certification


Gross Floor Area

20.735 m² (DGNB)



Auditors, Certification

Tool used for LCC and LCA Calculation


Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg
Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg

SILVER DGNB Pre-certificate

Building Assessment: 68,3 %
  • Ecological Quality: 73,8 %
  • Economical Quality: 52,4 %
  • Socio-Cultural and Functional Quality: 74,1 %
  • Technical Quality: 68,4 %
  • Process Quality: 78,4 %
Location Assessment: 77,2 %

Text source: Holger König., Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Neubau Zentralgebäude; Projektbericht und Ergebnisse, Berechnung der Lebenszykluskosten und Ökobilanz für eine Zertifizierung des Gebäudes nach DGNB, 2011

Images source: Reese et.al., EnOB-Präsentation A2_Poster_Zentralgebäude, Berlin 2009