University of Tübingen
New research institute building for the Center of Molecular Plant Biology
RDS Partner in cooperation with the architects at Wenzel + Wenzel is realizing a Center for Molecular Plant Biology (CMPB) on the university campus with a usage area of 5,400 sq. m. 90% of the facility has been designated for research purposes. The inner organization of the CMPB with its 16 independent research groups is based on free large-capacity structures, which can be flexibly divided into laboratory areas of 30 to 700 sq. m. Central facilities such as workshops, an isotope laboratory and a pool of teaching rooms are available to all institutes. Slanted bars and horizontal bands of exposed concrete in connection with a glass facade in the background characterize the overall appearance of the institutional building.