Construction work on BIH research building begins
Two old campus hospital buildings from the seventies will give way for a new research facility. The MDC, the Berlin Institute for Health (BIH), and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin raise the structure at Lindenberger Weg 80 as a new central site of the BIH. It will be named after Käthe Beutler, a Berlin paediatrician who fled from the Nazis in 1935.
Three plane trees in front of the site were already trimmed to protect them from damage during the demolition works. From September onwards, the old houses will be torn down and excavators will be lifting a pit. In February 2018, the two-year construction period of the new building begins. Once complete, 135 scientists from basic and clinical research, as well as doctors will work under a single roof.
A small cafeteria in the publicly-accessible entrance area of the Käthe Beutler building will be open to all visitors and employees. By the end of 2019, the bus will stop right outside the doorway of the new building. At the moment, it is still stopping on the campus to serve the outpatient clinics.