Four industrial monuments of the "Alte Schmelz" in St. Ingbert together form the IT campus planned by RaumstarArchitekten. Approximately 180 modern office workplaces will be created here. The design approach for the ensemble, which is listed as a historic monument, aims to make the interplay of the individual buildings and a sense of togetherness between their users tangible in the outdoor space. The focus here is in particular on the historic access staircases, which in their current form do not meet today's requirements for building access. Another focus is the creation of a campus situation. After revitalization, the buildings will accommodate offices whose users will develop a sense of community across the four buildings. To achieve this, the "campus" image in the exterior is one of the design principles. The idea is to keep the historic exterior stairways visible and usable as much as possible. Additions that comply with today's building code regulations will complete the stairways. These building code additions are simultaneously used and expanded to place staging areas in front of the buildings for users to stay and interact with the outdoor space. Where possible, these outdoor landings nestle up against the historic staircases, contrasting the old and the new. This approach can be repeated on all the buildings, creating the desired interplay between the individual monuments. To the northwest of the IT campus is the newly created MINT Campus. A glass addition to the gatehouse will create a portal to the campus. A possible new building in the south of the MINT Campus forms a protected courtyard and provides space for newly established initiatives.
After conversion, the construction building in the south-west offers 64 modern office workplaces on three floors. Each floor has an open kitchen, various seating areas for informal communication, and restrooms. A new ramp provides barrier-free access to the building. This is complemented by various platforms for lingering with views of the gatehouse and consumer building.
The gatehouse in the north-west sits at the heart of the IT campus and is also the portal to the MINT campus. This is where the new center for existing and future initiatives of the "Alte Schmelz" is being built. In addition to permanent office space for the initiatives, there is a room for workshops and youth work as well as an inviting room as a social contact point. The gatehouse is supplemented by a 100 m² annex.
After renovation, the Konsum building in the north offers 51 modern office workplaces on three floors. Each floor has an open kitchen, various seating areas for informal communication, and restrooms. The new main entrance is located in the center of the building. A connection of the existing pedestal-style landings, along with the existing ramp, provides barrier-free access to the building.
After remodeling, the mansion to the west offers 66 modern office workstations on three floors. There is an open kitchen and restrooms on each floor. The spatial structure of the manor house remains largely untouched. The facade remains completely unchanged except for the reconstruction of the staircase running in the opposite direction on the south side.