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  5. Heide & Von Beckerath
  6. 2016
  7. BIOBANK / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

BIOBANK / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

  • 10:00 - 11 March, 2017
BIOBANK / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH
BIOBANK  / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Verena von Beckerath, Tim Heide
  • Area

    239.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Collaborators

    Jack Wilson, Aske Andersen, Daniel Bruns, Stefan Dietzel, Carolin Gyra, François Vaugoyeau
  • Construction Management

    Holtz-Gostomzyk Architekten
  • Structural engineer

    StudioC
  • Building Services Engineer (Ducts):

    H+S Ingenieure GmbH
  • Building Services Engineer (Wiring)

    Dr. Kausch Ingenieurbüro
  • Cooling Technology

    LiCONiC AG
  • Client

    Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (MDC)
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

Text description provided by the architects. The new research building for the Max Delbrück Centre is situated at the Campus Berlin-Buch. It accommodates an automated cold storage for biological samples, the associated technical facilities and administrative offices plus ancillary rooms. All of these functions are contained within a compact building volume. The development is aligned along a historic central axis in the former Berlin-Buch parish cemetery while spatially interpreting the layout and orientation of existing larger and smaller laboratory buildings. The location, configuration and accessibility of the new building allow for its expansion in two directions at a later stage. 

© Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

The technical space contains the computer-controlled store with a cold storage cell that is independent from the building. It contains a maximum of five cooling tanks filled with liquid nitrogen that have an interior temperature of -20°C and which can each store approximately 1.3 million samples over a period of 30 years. Before the sample sets are stored they are unpacked, documented and temporarily kept in the space surrounding the cold store. The Biobank's administrative areas contain offices with up to five workstations.

© Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts
Plan
Plan
© Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

The building is mostly single-storey but divides into a higher area for the cooling tanks and a lower interior space. This configuration resulted in the technical installations being placed on the roof. A liquid nitrogen tank which can be refilled from the outside is integrated into the Biobank's building volume. 

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "BIOBANK / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH" 11 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/804840/biobank-heide-and-von-beckerath/> ISSN 0719-8884
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