Structural Alteration and Redevelopment of the Basement Level of a Research Building

The basement level of building unit O of the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried has been used as technical area and storage as well as a central radioactive controlling area for the institute since its construction in 1980. Due to the decline of the necessary space and the new requirements of the Office for Environmental Protection the space of the controlling area could be reduced to a third. The new space shall be used for laboratories and offices.

As the new space will be used as work places the southern façade was opened and a line of windows has been installed in the facade. The excavation on the northern side must be extended to the ground level for realizing a second escape route for the basement level.

Further utilizations of the basement level are an area for fish breeding, a neutralization plant as well as an autoclave for special waste material. The new radioactive controlling area has been approved by the Office for Environmental Protection and reopened.

Structural Alteration and Redevelopment of the Basement Level of a Research Building

Structural Alteration

Planning: 2010 – 2011

Construction time: 2011 – 2012

Gross Volume: 1,088 sqm

Costs: 3,2 mio. Euro

Project Leader: Wolfram Kottmeier (Site Manager)

Kristina Jendrowiak (Planning)