Revitalisation Biomedical Technology

The revitalisation and conversion of the listed laboratory faculty building into a Biomedical Engineering Centre is a very interesting challenge. Issues of energy efficiency, protection of historic buildings, functionality, economy in construction and operation have to be combined into an overall concept. The focus thereby is the exposition and the optimal utilisation of the building’s existing structural potential designed by the architect Karl Raimund Lorenz in the mid 1950ies. The façade remains mainly untouched – as required by the authority for protection and conservation of historical monuments. But within the building everything except the main supporting structure and the staircases has been torn down. Every new non-structural component is selected based on its potential for an optimal atmospheric environment (regarding the design, haptic and climatic features). The material selection combined with the preserved building structure turn into an integral design concept.

  • Collaboration with Ingenos Gobiet GmbH
  • Client: Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
  • Team: Kerstin Wissounig, Eva Hierzer
  • Team Competition: Monika Liebmann-Zugschwert, Julia Lainer, Daniel Bergmayr
  • Competition: May 2009
  • Start of Planning: May 2009
  • Start of Construction: May 2014
  • Completion: September 2015
  • Photographs: David Schreyer

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