BIMSB

Location and New Building

Medical Systems Biology in the center of Berlin

BIMSB scientists are currently embedded and integrated in the MDC’s research infrastructure at the Campus in Berlin-Buch. In 2018, they will move to the centre of Berlin, where the new BIMSB building is constructed on the central historical Campus of the Humboldt University. The inauguration of the new research site for BIMSB will make it the first institutional and infrastructural expansion of the MDC into the centre of Berlin, supporting even closer interactions with major academic and medical institutions in the city and region.

The design for the new building for BIMSB was recently selected through an architectural competition and will perfectly be integrated into the given setting at the Humboldt Campus Nord. It will house up to 25 research groups, approximately half experimental and half computational, and provide 5400 qm of laboratory and office space. The building will host high-tech-labs, state-of-art technology platforms, flexible workspaces and communication areas, that will further promote the innovative and interdisciplinary work.

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We are excited to announce that after the construction site has been handed over to the MDC in November 2014, the construction process has started in February 2015. After clearance of the site, ground testing and construction of the passage to and from 'Hannoversche Straße', deep ground work and excavation took place in spring.

Progress of the construction: The concrete has been poured, ending the second phase of construction on the new BIMSB building in the center of Berlin. This was celebrated at the official dedication of the building on December 15, 2016, with the architects and representatives of the MDC, partner institutes, and the City of Berlin on hand. As the cement works are finished, currently the facade is mounted even during winter conditions. The rooftop and the roof terrace already offer great views over Berlin and the neighboring research landscape. Now the impressive dimensions of the Atrium becomes visible, as the oval shaped open floors in the Atrium are released. If the work continues to run on plan, the building will be ready for the research groups to move in 2018.