Nordostpark Test Centre, Nuremberg Read more

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The new building housing a test centre for localisation, communication and logistics technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits is connected on two sides with an existing testing hall. Following the line of the street, the building volume develops into a freeform, amorphous structure that inserts itself unobtrusively in the green landscape at the rear of the site.
The interior structure, made up of an orthogonal core of measuring and control rooms and a cantilevered office level, develops a spatial tension and facilitates orientation, while also furnishing a number of workplaces enjoying views out onto the natural vegetation. The grouping of the measuring and control rooms allows their technical needs to be supplied in an expedient and economic fashion. The office lane is flexible and can be adapted to fit alternative layout concepts.
The semi-public areas, including a cafeteria, library, seminar rooms and lecture halls, are arranged at foyer level and have wide openings out onto various outdoor spaces or the patio. Centrally placed vertical access, with single-flight stairways, connects the upper floors visually via an open atrium.

Negotiation procedure Top Rank, 2011
Client Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung
Planning started 2011
Completion 2015
Total floor area 13,300 sqm

Negotiation procedure
Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Rita Wirth, Henriette Siegert

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Angelika Egner
Team: Henriette Siegert, Daniel Angly, Matthias Tscheuschler, Sabine Zoske, Ulf Theenhausen, Christine Dorn, Karin Hübner, Manuela Jochheim, Bettina Schriewer, Peter Pohl, Pia Gerber, Leon Beudt, Hao Song, Anna Immenkemper, Carolin Kuhn, Ronja Hye, Dorothee Herzog
Construction Management Coordination: Dirk Richter
Senior Construction Management: Axel Michaelis

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