Construction projects on campus
In the coming years the science and biotech campus will be expanded significantly. New institutes, various labs, an in vivo pathophysiology lab and buildings for companies will be constructed. Technology platforms also need to be extended. In particular, the infrastructure of the northern part of the Campus needs to be adapted and renewed. In the spring of 2010 an urban design and landscape planning competition took place on campus. The result was a future-oriented concept for the capital city region of Berlin-Brandenburg that will meet the high standards of excellence of a leading science and business location.
Figure: Entwurf der sinai - Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH
BerlinBioCube - Start-up Center
Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH (CBB) is building the new life science start-up center BerlinBioCube on the Berlin-Buch campus from 2020. The CBB operates and develops the research and biotech campus in Berlin-Buch, which focuses on biomedicine. The spectrum of the BiotechPark Berlin-Buch includes medical biotechnology, medical technology and related areas. In the BerlinBioCube, more jobs can now be created in innovative areas of the healthcare industry.
Civil engineering work is scheduled to start in September 2020. The BerlinBioCube will offer a total of 8,000 square meters of space on five floors for modern laboratories, offices, communal areas for daily encounters and exchange as well as conference rooms. Young start-ups can move into the new BiotechPark Berlin-Buch building as early as 2023 and benefit from the very good conditions that the campus offers. The building was designed by the architecture office doranth post architects, Munich. The new building of the BerlinBioCube involves an investment of 55 million euros, of which around 40 percent will go into the technical equipment. The financing is made possible by funds from the joint task "Improvement of the regional economic structure" (GRW).
With 61 companies, 800 employees and around 31,000 square meters of office and laboratory space, the BiotechPark Berlin-Buch is one of the leading technology parks in Germany. Spin-offs in the life sciences sector will find ideal conditions here, from technology transfer to industry-specific laboratory and office space. The local life science community enables direct exchange and joint projects. The BiotechPark makes a major contribution to the dynamic development of the Berlin-Brandenburg biotechnology region and particularly strengthens the industrial health economy.
Fig.: doranth post architects
BIH research building
MDC and BIH erect a new research facility for physicians, researchers and patients. The Käthe Beutler building will be completed in 2020.
Two old campus hospital buildings from the seventies will give way for a new research facility. The MDC, the Berlin Institute for Health (BIH), and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin raise the structure at Lindenberger Weg 80 as a new central site of the BIH. It will be named after Käthe Beutler, a Berlin paediatrician who fled from the Nazis in 1935.
Three plane trees in front of the site were already trimmed to protect them from damage during the demolition works. From September onwards, the old houses will be torn down and excavators will be lifting a pit. In February 2018, the two-year construction period of the new building begins. Once complete, 135 scientists from basic and clinical research, as well as doctors will work under a single roof.
A small cafeteria in the publicly-accessible entrance area of the Käthe Beutler building will be open to all visitors and employees. By the end of 2019, the bus will stop right outside the doorway of the new building. At the moment, it is still stopping on the campus to serve the outpatient clinics.
Forschungseinrichtung experimentelle Medizin (FEM)
The "Forschungseinrichtung experimentelle Medizin" (FEM) is being built on the Berlin Buch campus as part of the building master plan of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, which will replace a technically obsolete animal house that is in great need of renovation. The construction measure includes a joint infrastructure building (ISG), which is being built in cooperation with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). With 20,400 square meters, the new building offers sufficient space for the most modern and gentle examination procedures; especially for imaging processes such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT). The new building will be completed in 2020.
(Fig.: Heinle, Wischer und Partner, Free Architects)
Preclinical Research Center (PRC)
Construction of the Preclinical Research Center (PRC) on the Berlin-Buch campus began at the beginning of 2015. The PRC is a replacement building for an older animal house of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and will provide space for 4,000 mouse and rat cages or around 12,000 animals. Laboratory rooms will also be created in the building. The main focus of the animal experiments in PCR will be on minimally invasive, i.e. less stressful, methods. These include, for example, the most modern imaging methods such as magnetic resonance tomography or PET scans. 24 million euros from federal and state grants will flow into the construction project; of which ten million euros from the MDC. Completion will take place in 2020.
Fig.: doranth post architects
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