Multidisciplinary Planning, Project Management, Architecture, Building Services, Laboratory Planning, Clean Room Planning, Building Physics, Energy Concept
BLB NRW Aachen
7.618 m² GFA | 39.072 m³ GV
EURO 16.6 million
January 2013 – December 2017
1st prize (VOF 2013)
The new building for the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems (CBMS) at RWTH Aachen is at the interface between the university hospital and Campus Melaten. Laboratories are housed in the research building, where various research groups from the IME and ExMI institutes at RWTH Aachen develop synergies together. The most difficult task when it comes to planning is in taking into account and coordinating the various requirements of the separate research groups which use the different laboratory areas.
A mixed-use concept, including workshops and laboratories as well as offices and conference rooms, is typical of the new building. Office space in the institute has been assigned to the Mechatronics, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry departments on a floor-by-floor basis. To improve communication, a view of the laboratories from the offices was created via the corridors and the atrium. The laboratory areas can be lit via the atrium. This makes it possible to accommodate the main floor space in the center despite the cubic shape of the building, and to directly connect the office, evaluation, development laboratories and SystemLab functions together in sequence. Production lines are created which aid the research of the product development process.