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Fraunhofer Institute IAPT, Hamburg

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Fraunhofer IAPT does research into the future-oriented topics of additive production and nanotechnology. The highly specialised new building expands the Fraunhofer site in Hamburg-Bergedorf and provides the approximately 110 employees with a floor area of 2,900 square metres for application-oriented research.

The transparent entrance area to the office landscape clearly indicates the main entrance to the institute to visitors, guests and staff. The orientation of the new building creates a direct spatial connection to the existing IAPT building. The elongated office building is oriented parallel to the striking experimental halls, and a light-filled atrium closely links the offices with the complex of research halls. From a gallery, visual links across the floors between office and research areas are possible.

  • Our design places particular emphasis on the use of recyclable and sustainable materials and construction.

  • The experimental halls are conceived as steel skeleton structures and are enveloped with opaque steel sheet and translucent polycarbonate. The office environment is built using wooden modular construction, a material that has been assessed as ecologically sustainable and is particularly suitable for the offices.



Fraunhofer Institute IAPT, Hamburg

  • Am Schleusengraben
  • 21029 Hamburg
  • Deutschland

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