Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing / Hammeskrause Architects

Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing / Hammeskrause Architects
© Juergen Schmidt
© Juergen Schmidt
Cologne, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Hammeskrause Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    8600.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project

    © Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects © Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects + 11

    • Design Team

      Markus Hammes, Uwe Beierbach, Peter Just, Joachim Klüsekamp, Claudia Büchler, Nicole Steinbach-Falch
    • BNB Silver Certificate

      Assessment System for Sustainable Building (BNB)

    Text description provided by the architects. Research buildings are always highly complex prototypes due to the diversity of their individual typological and functional requirements. Finding the right architecture is about broadening our horizons. About chaos and order. About the adequacy of things and the authenticity with which the architectural statement is implemented. But they are also about the added value of space – socially and culturally, architecturally and conceptually, technically and in terms of communication.

    © Joern Lehmann
    © Joern Lehmann

    This brochure demonstrates the relevance of an adequate architectural statement in creating added value for a building’s users while interconnecting disciplines and programs.

    Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    The photographs of the workspaces reveal a whole different world, one that follows a certain aesthetic and is designed to arouse curiosity.

    © Joern Lehmann
    © Joern Lehmann

    Although hammeskrause architekten must come to terms on multiple levels with the linguistic repertoire of disciplines outside its field, aided by images and close engagement, the scenes presented here manage to reduce the complexity of the functional, technical, and economic task of the architecture.

    © Joern Lehmann
    © Joern Lehmann

    At the same time, they reveal the scope of freedom afforded by a context-based approach. Highly professional and yet restrained, adapted in both form and function to the respective needs, the architecture is nonetheless surprising by virtue of an alternative weighting of the specifications.

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    Address: Cologne, Germany

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    Cite: "Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing / Hammeskrause Architects" 05 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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