Building laboratories today that will work tomorrow – that’s what the 18th Laborrunde Symposium will be about on 2 and 3 June in Berlin.
On the first day of the conference, Kai Otto, partner at schneider+schumacher, and Andreas Schneider, authorised signatory at DGI Bauwerk, will give an insight into the planning and construction of the FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) particle accelerator in Darmstadt at 12:55 pm.
The concept form follows beam by ARGE ion42 combines architecture, technology and landscape: only about 30 percent of the accelerator centre will be visible later on. The above-ground buildings follow the shape of the beam and are presented as part of a flowing movement. Another design element is the façade surfaces, which symbolically depict the beam intensity that takes place underground.
In addition to the heart of the facility, an underground accelerator ring with a circumference of almost 1100 metres, around 20 accelerator and experimental buildings as well as laboratories are being built on the 150,000 m2 site.
In the future, researchers from all over the world will gain new insights into the structure of matter and the development of the universe in outstanding experiments here.