Structural alteration and redevelopment of the Werner-Heisenberg-Institute

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The Werner-Heisenberg-Institute (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics) in Munich Freimann was planned by architect Sep Ruf for Nobel Prize Winner Werner Heisenberg starting 1957 until1960.

The facilities on the campus are a main building, a lecture hall, a canteen, an experimental hall and two houses for the two directors.

The planning of the site includes several building phases lasting for several years and will cover an energy concept as well as structural fire protection and the modernization of the scientific facilities.

Due to missing lab rooms offices had to be converted into laboratories.


By involving the preservation order an office container system has been built between the main building and the experimental hall as an interim use. Also the one-storeyed service building with canteen and adjoining rooms has been energetically redeveloped. Beside the structural alteration the focus of the redevelopment is put on adaptation to the fire safety regulations.

All projects are running in a close dialogue with the Preservation Authorities. It is viewed as very valuable by the Preservation Authorities that this building is the only non-residential building of architect Sep Ruf which still keeps its former functions alive.

Structural alteration and redevelopment of the Werner-Heisenberg-Institute

Structural Alteration and Redevelopment

Client:
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Munich

Planning: 2013 - 2015
Construction Period: 2014 - 2016

Working Phase: 1 - 9

Project Leader: Andreas Müller