The building, which rests on nine-meter-high stilts facing the banks of the Inn River, conveys a sense of lightness and transparency. The architecture of the ITZ of the University of Passau has been completely thought through in terms of energy and flood protection. It rests on reinforced concrete columns and has a floodable underground garage as its base level. The technology is housed on the roof. The server rooms are cooled with water from the Inn River. The building is also exciting from a bird's eye view: The floor plan has the shape of a mathematical root sign.
The building, completed in 2005 and financed with funds from the Bavarian High-Tech Campaign, was preceded by an architectural competition. In addition to the IT Centre with research institutes and chairs of computer science and business informatics, the building also houses rooms of the International Office.
Bike path along the Inn River (Innradweg): The Innradweg leads directly past the building. Upstream, after two kilometres, you reach Austria via the Ingling barrage.
"Germany's most beautiful campus": The University of Passau received this award in 2009. A lot of greenery runs through the extensive grounds around the university buildings on the banks of the Inn River.