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15.12.2022,  News

Groundbreaking ceremony in Halle

On behalf of the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, we are realizing a new building in Halle for research and development focusing on the computer technology of the future. The campus of the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle is part of a large-area science and research location. We are realizing an extension building with space for laboratories, a clean room and office workplaces, scheduled for completion by the end of 2025. It will house work on photonic components that use light to perform computations faster than is possible with electrons. The new building will enable the number of personnel to be doubled to around 300.

The research building consists of three interlocking structures, each housing one of the central functions: laboratory, office and clean room. An atrium over the entire height of the building brings daylight to all floors. Open communication zones and niches along the length of the atrium provide the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and encounter.

Visually, the three volumes merge into a single unit thanks to a strip façade with horizontal strip windows and green-blue glazed ceramic elements. Different-sized openings in the façade distinguish the buildings according to their use. The clean room area has a closed façade due to its complex climatic requirements. In the laboratory segment, glazed surfaces alternate with the large closed areas of the integrated technology spaces. Large-format windows bring daylight into the office segment.

From an urban planning perspective, the new building blends harmoniously into the existing structure and creates a new central public square on the campus grounds.

More information in german on the website of the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics.

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