Biodiversity Research Building FU/IGB Berlin

Joint science building for research on biodiversity for Freie Universität Berlin and the Leibniz-Institute for Fresh Water Ecology and Inland Fisheries at Königin-Luise-Straße in Berlin-Dahlem

Laboratories S2, offices, conference

Restricted competition 2017, 2nd prize
Client: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Fire protection: Peter Stanek, Berlin
Model: Maquette Berlin

Team: Onur Özdemir, Simon Stahnke, Maria Marques de Castro

The sculpturally modeled volumetry of the new building refers to the scale of its neighbors. Kinks in the facade make a welcoming gesture to the public space and accentuate the main entrance. The Y-shaped house forms a green courtyard with the neighboring institute buildings.

The building is divided into an office tract and a laboratory wing at right angles to one another. Both are joinded by the top-lit hall with a curved staircase at its center. On the ground floor, the meeting area adjoins directly.
The top floor is reserved for offices which can be converted into extra laboratories in the future.

The façade consists of green-colored precast concrete elements with various surface finishes.