7. November 2016
Campus Melaten is a university expansion area of the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia, where student accommodation is generally not permitted. Due to the acute shortage of student housing, the state and the City of Aachen decided to allow a temporary exception and permit student housing on campus for a maximum of seven years. Economic concerns with regards to the short time period limited the options to existing, mobile solutions. A decision was made in favor of module structures that had previously been in use in the Netherlands. These will now be completely refurbished and adapted to the requirements of a state-of-the-art residential project.
Each residential module consists of two three-storied building sections, interconnected by arcades and bridges. The resulting courtyard acts as a communicative intermediate zone. Seating cubes on the ground floor and some bridges for use as a kind of communal balcony offer students space for interaction and meet-ups.
Each housing unit offers a private bathroom and kitchenette. The units vary in size between 26 and 29 square meters. The units are available for rent starting at EUR 350.00 per calendar month plus ancillary costs. The accommodation units are marketed via Student Campus Aachen (www.studentencampus-aachen.de). The residential complex additionally offers 285 bicycle stands as well as over 140 parking spaces.