The new research building for turbulence and wind energy systems, “WindLab“, provides 2,300 square metres of space for the scientific work of 130 researchers from physics, meteorology, oceanography, and engineering sciences. The core of the project is a modern turbulence wind tunnel with an unusually long measuring track, offering national and international researchers a unique site for the exploration of wind energy.
The compact, square volume of the new building reflects the idea of a tightly interwoven research landscape. All required functions are clustered around a bright and light-flooded atrium, using a clearly structured envelope made of pale bricks and exposed concrete.
On its north side, the complex is completed by an 8 meter high experimental hall with an adjoining 30 m long turbulence wind tunnel. This tunnel is the central large-scale research device.