New look for student cafeteria

Tradition and innovation are the two pillars that characterise the University of Bremen. Established in 1799, the University today offers degree courses in a range of modern and future-oriented subjects. The multiple award-winning institution has a strong international focus and sets great store by taking good care of its around 8,000 students.


The “Neustadtwall” student cafeteria is operated by the Bremen Student Services and caters for up to 2,100 people. Here, too, quality and service are top priorities. The wide range of social and cultural work provided by the Student Services is financed, among others, by the income from university cafeterias and eateries. As such, the economic efficiency of food production and an attractive food selection are important aspects. Conversion and renovation measures were necessary to improve the production facilities and to comply with hygiene and other requirements relating to the presentation of products on sale, as well as to provide flexible opening times.

io-consultants’ task was to draft a modernisation concept that would meet the new requirements and be cost-effective. Together with its tried-and-trusted architecture and TBE partner, pbr, io consultants supported the project through all HOAI* phases right up to warranty inspection procedures (HOAI refers to the German Fee Structure for Architects and Engineers ‘Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure’).

Modernisation and catering concept

Commercial kitchen planning

Bremen, Germany

Customer value

The new catering concept is all about transparency – from the dining hall to the cooking facilities, everything has been designed in an open and attractive style, with the fully visible supporting structures underlining the overall impression. A number of special solutions – such as glass covers at the serving counters to protect the food from contamination from above – were implemented to meet the hygiene requirements. A customised energy management system ensures efficiency in the dishwashing area, which uses different operating models depending on how busy things are.

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Julius Weis Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-190