Königsworther Platz 1

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The name Conti Campus refers to the former use of the buildings at Königsworther Platz 1. Built in 1952/1953 as the administrative headquarters of the tyre manufacturer Continental, they were designed by the Hanoverian architecture professor Ernst Zinsser. The site was formerly used as a barracks.

The 65-metre skyscraper, now a listed building, has been a focal point of urban development on the newly built Ringstraße since the 1950s.

Directly on Königsworther Platz was the management wing with an entrance covered by a curved roof. When the tyre manufacturer relocated its headquarters in the early 1990s, the university took over the building complex and, after extensive renovations, made it available to departments in the field of law, economics and management, as well as linguistics and literature.

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This resulted in a significant spatial concentration of the university. Continental's former IT services facilities, built in 1966, were converted to house departmental libraries. The garages on Schloßwender Straße were converted into a cafeteria. A lecture hall building was added. The outdoor area was redesigned with new flowerbeds, seating areas and decorative elements.

There used to be a cafeteria on the 14th floor of the tower. Now it houses study areas. On a clear day, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Hannover region from up here. The new Contine campus cafeteria opened in late 2007.

The Conti Campus now forms the southern starting point of the development axis of university buildings between the Hannover city centre and Garbsen.