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Construction projects at TU Dortmund University

TU Dortmund University is expanding to provide more space for the increasing number of students and employees. In addition, some existing buildings are being renovated. Therefore, building projects worth around 300 million euros are currently being realized on the campus and in the near future.

Through these projects, the necessary space for research, study, teaching and modern workplaces is created. The Corporate Center Construction and Facility Management is working towards minimizing the temporary disruptions caused by the construction sites and asks for your understanding if any disturbances occur.

Overview of the contruction projects:

Digital design of the research building © Gerber​/​TU Dortmund

CALEDO Research Building

At the Center for Advanced Liquid-Phase Engineering Dortmund (CALEDO), liquid phases for eco-friendly and innovative processes in chemistry and biotechnology or pharmaceutical products will be designed in the laboratories.

  • Date of completion: Fall 2024
  • Location: Otto-Hahn-Str. 10

Chemistry Laboratory Building

The building is going to contain modern laboratories for the practical training and research of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The laboratory installation is currently in progress.

  • Date of completion: Spring 2023
  • Location: Otto-Hahn-Str. 6A
A multi-storey building made of brick. © TU Dortmund
A square building made of brick. © TU Dortmund

Physics Experiments Hall and Central Refrigeration Plant

In the course of the construction of the Laboratory Building, the adjacent Physics Experiments Hall is going to be renovated. In addition, a new Refrigeration Plant is going to be installed on Otto-Hahn-Str.

  • Location: Otto-Hahn-Str. 4 and Otto-Hahn-Str. 2A

New University Library

Starting 2024, the old library is going to be demolished to make way for a new building with a total floor space of approximately 15,000 square meters (about 13,000 m² of library space; the other 2,000 m² are assigned to the Rectorate, nearby departments and the Corporate Center Student Services). During the construction period, an interim building will be available for students to use.

  • Date of completion: 2028
Cube-shaped building block with many windows. © Max Dudler

Annex Building Sports Sciences

Site plan for the Annex Building Sports Sciences with buildings, trees and paths. © Assmann Gruppe

The Sports Sciences Building is being expanded with additional rooms for sports practice, sports science laboratories as well as office space.

  • Start of construction: Summer 2022
  • Ready to use: Spring 2024
  • Location: Otto-Hahn-Str. 3

Renewal of the central drinking water supply

In several construction phases, the drinking water pipes in the outdoor area on campus will be renewed. We ask for your understanding for possible disruptions due to earthworks and temporary closures of parking lots.

In this context, a new central for the firefighting water supply is being built on Emil-Figge-Straße in close proximity to the HVDC test center. Construction started in spring 2022 (shown in red color on the adjacent site plan).

Site plan on which various buildings are marked. © Planungsbüro WPW GmbH

Co-Learning Space

Sketch of several rooms © henke.siassi architekten

On the North Campus, a Co-Learning Space is being built on Martin-Schmeißer-Allee next to the Seminar building I. The single-storey building will offer around 300 learning workplaces for students and allows both individual and collaborative learning.

  • Start of construction: Summer 2022
  • Ready to use: Spring 2023

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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