DESY, HAMBURG, NEW RESEARCH BUILDING AND LABORATORY, CENTRE FOR STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

On the campus of the German Electron Synchrotron [DESY] in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld a new interdisciplinary centre with various partners from different universities and research institutions is developed through the ‘Centre for Structural Systems Biology’ [CSSB]. Mainly biomolecular topics will be researched at the new centre. Biologists, chemists, physicians, physicists and engineers investigate the atomic level in the interaction of pathogens. The five-storey CSSB-laboratory and office building will offer approximately 13,000 m² of space for 180 scientists. The large laboratories [ca. 3.000 m²] are provided with the latest equipment, such as cryo-electron microscopes. The new building will be mostly used by the employees, scientists and guests for communicative exchange and therefore will receive a representative character. The increased technical requirements of the structural implementations include the use of special surfaces of the components and design characteristics
in the area of ventilation and electrical engineering, as well as the complex media supply [cooling water, industrial gases, etc.].

HOAI work stages

6-9

Period

2012 - 2016

Design

Hammes Krause Architekten