AKP Architekten Kauschke + Partner

Forensic Hospital Regensburg


6.637 sqm floor space, 46.853 cbm Gross volume The passive and sustainable design and the Envelope-Surface-Component-Conditioning-System is secured with an ecological and economic heat pump system for cooling in summer and heating in winter by a geothermal system. In heating or cooling cases, this system with low-stress heating / cooling surfaces will lead to an optimal adjustment of room temperatures of all surrounding areas and therefore can reduce the potential aggression of the patients. The flexible arranged technical support system is located in front of the vapor barrier and the core insulation behind the Envelope-Surface-Component-Conditioning-System. This system guaranties less costs generated by costly air exchange rates necessary by extreme weather changes. Solar collectors for generating water heating and electrical power are located on the roofs. The extensive green roofs are helping to improve the microclimate.



Contract volume in €:









  • Sustainable building systems:
  • Smart home systems
  • Energy efficiency in industry and trade: electricity sector:
  • Air compressor technology,
  • Electrical and electronic engineering,
  • Electrical and mechanical drive engineering,
  • Instrumentation and control engineering,
  • HVAC control systems (heating, ventilation and air conditioning),
  • Intelligent process controlling systems,
  • Plant monitoring systems
  • Energy efficiency in industry and trade: heating and cooling sectors:
  • Aircooled /watercooled chillers,
  • Condensors and evaporators,
  • Cooling towers,
  • Heat exchanger technology,
  • HVAC technologies (heating, ventilation and air conditioning),
  • Ice bank technology,
  • Industrial heat pump technology,
  • Refrigeration plant technology and equipment,
  • Heat exchanger technology,
  • Hot water boiler technology,
  • Industrial heat pump technology,
  • Screw-type steam engine technology,
  • Steam boiler technology,
  • Steam turbine technology
  • Combined heating, cooling and electricity generation:
  • Biomass cogeneration (CHP),
  • Cogeneration /combined Heat and Power (CHP),
  • Geothermal heat and power (CHP),
  • Organic rankine cycle technology
  • Industrial and private heating and cooling:
  • Pump technology,
  • Absorbtion chillers,
  • Concentrated solar thermal systems,
  • Solar thermal systems (large-scale),
  • Stirling engine technology
  • Power grids:
  • Inverter technology,
  • Network control technology
  • Sector Coupling Technologies:
  • Power-to-gas technology
  • Storage technologies in the electricity sector:
  • Large battery systems,
  • Small battery systems
  • Building envelope:
  • Insulation,
  • Doors & Windows
  • Technical building equipment:
  • Industrial lighting,
  • Interior lighting,
  • Street and outdoor lighting,
  • Displays/big screens

Further information


2005 Extension of the Art Museum Bremen


Award of honour among 385 international participating offices, 5.500 sqm - Extension of the Arts Center Bremen - intention to maximize the foot print and the joint between the existing and the new building - the building method of the consolidated concrete contributes to the passive climatic inertia - this building method does not only secure the cooling in the summer and the heating in the winter - in case of heating a system called cladding surface conditioning with a tension-poor heating adjusts best to the surface temperatures of the art work - due to the compactness of the design, the compartmentation to the north and the opening to the south, the building can be regarded as sustainable - the passive building method and cladding surface conditioning secures with a heat pump system and a geotherm system the cooling in the summer and the heating in the winter

Further information


2004 Medical Clinic with Laboratories Berlin


New design and construction, 565 sqm - Medical Clinic with Laboratories Berlin - established a 2-storey office building with a relay projectile and an integrated hospital - a wall screen simulates a prescribed set back without an inadmissible increase of the massing despite the air space behind it - only energy saving, biologically save construction material is used

Further information


2003 Residential Building Ensemble Berlin


Nominated for the DEUBAU-Price New design and construction, 2.700 sqm - Residential Building Ensemble Berlin - sustainable energy saving concept - only energy saving, biologically save construction material is used - solar panels on the roof

Further information