Giessen, DE


Architecture, Building Services, Building Physics


Hessisches Baumanagement


6.800 m² GFA | 32.750 m³ GV

Construction costs

EURO 26.8 million

Project term

July 2011 – July 2016


1st prize (VOF 2011)

The new research building for the medical faculty of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen creates the infrastructural, logistical and economic prerequisites for further developing medical research operations. The direct vicinity to the Biomedical Research Center and the buildings of the Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS), in conjunction with a very good connection to the hospital, will create a science center for medical research of outstanding supraregional importance.

The building concept is oriented towards the interaction between the highly qualified researchers. It provides not only closed areas, but also possibilities for relaxation as well as communicative, open areas for networking research groups. A multi-storey communication room forms the heart of the interdisciplinary network; meeting zones and lounges in this area create multifunctional spaces for informal and formal exchange.

JLU Giessen Medizin Giessen

Future-oriented modular laboratories are arranged to suit the variable requirements of research and are characterized with a high degree of adaptability. The simple and clear structure of the laboratory areas is so freely designed so that, depending on requirements, it enables small, self-sufficient cell laboratories or even large-scale laboratory landscapes.

JLU Giessen Medizin Giessen

The highly efficient modern research building impresses as sustainable in terms of economy, ecology and social aspects. It is designed as economically efficient, environmentally friendly and resource-saving and creates a comfortable and healthy environment for highly qualified users.