Specialized laboratories with highly sensitive microscopes in the basement of Unit N of the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology

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The levels with laboratories at the building unit N of the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology has been dismantled almost to his roots. Then the building part has been redeveloped concerning energy as well as fire protection and has been restructured into a scientific section.

Some existing rooms in the basement level formerly mostly used as storage rooms have been structural redeveloped and changed into specialized laboratories with highly sensitive microscopes.

Due to very complex and susceptible experimental setups the rooms for microscopy need to be free from vibration. To protect from vibration the foundations were grouted separately and disconnected and the tables are regulating automatically. The corridors as well as the adjacent rooms have been structured accordingly. To ensure exact test results there is only a temperature fluctuation of ± 0,1 Kelvin permitted. To fulfill this requirement the microscopes have been enclosed in airtight and insulated cabs.

Specialized laboratories with highly sensitive microscopes in the basement of Unit N of the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology

Structural Alteration and Redevelopment

Client: 
 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Munich

Planning: 2011 - 2012

Construction Period: 2012 - 2015

Gross Floor Area: 150 sqm

Costs: approx. 200.000 €

Project Leader:
 Gerald Koniakowsky

Joint Venture with Fritsch and Tschaidse Architects Ltd.