Central Laboratory and Institute Building, Geisenheim Read more

The elongated structure of the new laboratory and institute building forms the spatial end point of the historical campus, and with its portal inside the building it forms the transition point to the agricultural area. And the new building acts as a background to the two old buildings used by the university and connects an existing four-storey laboratory building into the ensemble.
The meandering building varies in its organisational structure - some parts have three rows of functional rooms, others just have two with a central corridor. Cutout sections at the entrances and the vehicle passage to the west and interior atriums enable light to enter the interior of the sequence of rooms. The design distinguishes between the rather technical facade of the office and laboratory facilities and the continuous green facade in the atriums. This tension between the technical facade and agricultural topics reflects the content of the vinicultural and horticultural research that is carried out inside the building.

Competition 1st Prize, 2004
Client Hessisches Ministerium der Finanzen
Planning started 2005
Completion 2009
Total floor area 6,320 sqm

Team: Johannes Löbbert, Benjamin Jakob, Daniel Verhülsdonk

Planning and Realization
Project Coordination: Alfred Nieuwenhuizen
Project Management: Angelika Egner
Team: Birgit Hübner, Sebastian Haufe, Marion Rehn, Franz Schommers, Michael Schmid, Manuela Jochheim
Construction Management Coordination: Dirk Richter

Local Construction Management: schneider+schumacher, Frankfurt am Main
Landscape architecture: ST raum a., Berlin
Werner Huthmacher