New air handling unit for a scientific service building

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The existing Rb building is a scientifically used service building of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich which was erected as a steel structure in the 1990s. Since the existing air handling unit no longer met the technical requirements and there was not enough space for a new unit, an extension to the existing building was planned. The extension made it possible to migrate the old ventilation system during operation to the new system. Due to the short construction period and the slender external walls, the extension was also planned and executed as a steel structure. Vertical metal panels with a metallic paint characterize the appearance of the extension – clearly contrasting the existing building.

New air handling unit for a scientific service building

New Building / Extension

Client:
Max Planck Society, Munich

Planning period: 2010
Construction period: 2011 - 2012

Gross floor area: 180 sqm
Gross volume: 720 cbm
Cost of construction: €1 million

Project manager:
Manuela Taubenberger (planner)
Wolfram Kottmeier (site manager)