EXPERIMENTAL FACTORY IN MAGDEBURG, 2002
SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
The Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg is striving to distinguish itself as a scientific centre and wants to offer young researchers better access to industry. The Experimental Factory is the newest and so far the most spectacular addition to the restructured campus – a “foreign body” inserted into an otherwise unprepossessing scene. A curving layer of aluminium sheets ties the different volumes together. Depending on the point of view, either the three colours (orange, pink and silver) or the glazed dot-printed surfaces come to the foreground; the "skin" starts to move.

Client: Zentrum für Produkt-, Verfahrens- und Prozessinovation GmbH
Utilizable Space: 6.800 sqm
Building costs: 11.300.000 €