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Dear users and visitors of the WiSo building,

In October 2019, started the renovation of the WiSo main building and the flat wing (connection to the main university building). The renovation is necessary for technical, fire protection and energy-efficient reasons.
The renovation will bring about some changes in WiSo‘s working and teaching environment. We have put together a summary on this page to give you an overview of the measures and changes.

Duration of the renovation: The renovation of the WiSo bulding including lecture hall I (Hörsaal I) started in October 2019. The lecture halls in the flat wing (HS XXIII to XXV) can still be used during the renovation phase. The three former libraries are converted for temporary use (see below). The completion Date was 2021. The renovation of the WiSo flat wing is scheduled for 2021 to 2023 including the lecture halls XXIII to XXV and the former libraries.

Alternative lecture halls: the lecture halls XXIII to XXV can still be used during the renovation phase of the WiSo main building. For lectures und courses that usually take place in lecture hall I, alternative lecture halls have been reserved and booked on campus. You can find these in the current KLIPS online course catalogue for all relevant courses.The usual time slots could be taken into account for almost all lectures in order to avoid overlapping. A similar procedure is applied to lecture halls XXIII to XXV during the renovation phase of the WiSo flat wing.

Relocation of offices and chairs to Zollstock: During the renovation of the WiSo main building, the chairs located there are accommodated in rented premises in Zollstock. In addition to 40 offices, two seminar rooms and one pc seminar room with a total of 118 work and study places in Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8, 50969 Köln, as well as further three seminar rooms are available from October 2019 in Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 9, 50969 Köln. With the Bistro Zolllstock, a gastronomic offer of the Cologne Studierendenwerk is available in the heart of Cologne Zollstock.

Image: Location Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8, and Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 9, 50969 Cologne, Germany, Google Maps

Since 7 October 2019, the route of the KVB bus line 142 is optimized for better accessibility by public transport as a direct connection between the university and the premises in Zollstock.
The route frequency of the line was reduced from 20 to 10 minutes.

Image: Optimized route KVB line 142, KVB
SHS compact:

The WiSo faculty at Sibille-Hartmann-Straße

•    approx. 16,000 m2 floor area
•    5 Key Research Initiatives (KRI)
•    21 Chairs
•    approx. 300 employees
•    five seminar rooms with the latest technology
•    IT training rooms
•    libraries
•    workrooms for students

Use of the former libraries in the WiSo flat wing: in the renovation phase of the WiSo main building, these three rooms will be used as follows:

Library furthest away from the WiSo main building (former“ Supply Chain Management Library“): a flexible seminar and meeting room will be set up there from the beginning of 2020. Please find details in the following plan.

Image: Seminar and conference room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Seminar and conference room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH

In the middle library (formerly the „Treuhand Library“), a large learning and working area with more than 70 places and a smaller lecturer's room will be available from the beginning of 2020:

Image: Work and study places, lecturer's room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Work and study places, lecturer's room in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH

The coffee bar has moved from the WiSo foyer to the former library, which is closest to the WiSo main buidling (former „VWL library“). There is now also a gallery with additional seats and the facility manager's office.

Image: Coffee bar, gallery and caretaker's office in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH
Image: Coffee bar, gallery and caretaker's office in the WiSo flat wing, neueRäume - Gesellschaft für Objekteinrichtung mbH