Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences – Campus Derendorf

Latest Media Technology for Five New Campus Buildings

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  • Düsseldorf, Deutschland

The Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences (FHD) was established in 1971 following the merger of several predecessor institutions. With more than 9,000 students, around 180 professors, and 120 academic staff, it is one of North-Rhine Westphalia's largest universities. The FHD's new construction at the Derendorf campus was one of the university's most extensive and ambitious projects to date, resulting in five new standalone buildings, three of which are specialist faculty buildings. The media equipment had to be homogeneous and able to meet future demands, as well as being tailored to the specific room types and use.


BFE was responsible for the planning and implementation of the media facilities in eight rooms in Building 1, five rooms in Building 2, 35 rooms in Building 3, 38 rooms in Building 4, and 58 rooms in Building 5. The media technology had to be adapted to the respective room types and use, and have a uniform and intuitive utilization and operating concept.


BFE developed a user-friendly structure comprising the main areas of operation, connectivity and monitoring/support/helpdesk. Functional processes were merged, and help functions were integrated. Graphically rich, intuitive, and ergonomic TP user control applications allow simple operation.

All media technology rooms were fitted with furniture specially produced by BFE.


  • Panasonic full HD projectors with up to 20,000 ANSI lumen, displays, smartboards

  • 5 technology centers with the ability to connect to all rooms

  • Fiber optic routers for digitally networking all HDMI signals

  • Dante digital audio network for overarching audio distribution

  • Audio/video playback

  • Media control with touch panels

  • DSP-based active beam steering, loudspeaker systems from Fohhn

  • Hearing-impaired equipment

  • All media technology rooms fitted with customized BFE furniture