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On the grounds of the former Johannisthal-Adlershof Airfield and the affiliated aircraft technology and aviation research facilities, a new campus has been built for the natural sciences at Humboldt University of Berlin. The design attempts to develop a new urban centre within a heterogeneous environment consisting of listed buildings dedicated to aviation research, the premises of the former East German Academy of Sciences and a series of research institutions erected in recent years. The listed buildings, the engine test bench, the Trudelturm tower and the wind tunnel stand out on the newly created square as isolated sculptural objects. On the sides facing the square, the new buildings eschew any sculptural relief, declaring their inner structure only by means of the cutaway facade structure.

Competition 1st Prize, 1995
Client Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
Planning started 1995
Completion 2001
Total floor area 23,100 sqm

Team: Klaus Gehrmann, Hanns Ziegler, Filiz Doğu

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Jürgen Ochernal, Klaus Gehrmann
Team: Madina von Arnim, Julia Dalhaus, Filiz Doğu, Peter Rieder, Alexander Böhme, Martina Eissler

Local Construction Management: BIG, Berlin
Landscape architecture: Ariane Röntz, Berlin
Werner Huthmacher