Henn Architekten design new centre for Brain Research in Frankfurt Am Main
The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research is located on the Riedberg Campus in Frankfurt am Main. The design for this state-of-the-art research complex consists of two elongated and compact buildings, with long axes running approximately north to south, and short axes at an angle, aligned with the slant of the plot. A central open ‘foyer’ links the two buildings.
A combination of bridges, galleries and floating boxes serve as communal space for meetings, exchanges and impromptu discussions among scientists and staff. The four-storey research building is separated into an office area and a highly equipped laboratory zone, with flexible and divisible space for research. The two upper floors of the complex house the four main departments whilst the ground floor houses the administrative offices, central scientific facilities and laboratories of the independent research groups. Completion is scheduled for May 2012.