New research building

"Attraction, Repulsion, Indifference – A Culture-Comparative Analysis of World Relations"

Die Wiese vorm KIZ

It is another milestone for the University of Erfurt: the Science Council has given the "green light" for the construction of a new research building on campus in 2016. The new building is to be constructed between the Erfurt University Library and the Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ). However, the approval of such a project for a university in the humanities like the University of Erfurt is anything but a matter of course: in the past, it was more likely that clusters of excellence or universities with large-scale natural science projects would score points here. And there is another special feature: the university will realise the new building itself – the first time ever that a Thuringian university is allowed to carry out a so-called "major building project" on its own.

What happens in the new research building?

In future the building will house the Max-Weber-Kolleg, parts of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and other research groups. This is intended to enable the implementation of a long-term research programme on the topic of "Attraction, Repulsion, Indifference - a cultural comparative analysis of world relations".

Funding

The Federal Government and the State of Thuringia will invest around twelve million euros, of which the Federal Government will provide around five million euros.

Construction period

2018 - 2021

Milestones

  • 21 July 2020: After completion of the excavation pit, work begins on vibro-compaction
  • 14 April 2020: Start of civil engineering works
  • January 2020: Granting of a partial building permit by the city of Erfurt for the civil engineering works, which are to start in March/April 2020
  • 10 October 2019: Groundbreaking ceremony (in the presence of Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister for Economics, Science and Digital Society of Thuringia)
  • May 2018: Presentation of the designs and ideas submitted in the planning competition for the new research building in the foyer of the Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ)
  • April 2018: Launch of an open planning competition for the new research building
  • April 2016: Science Council gives "green light" for new research building at the University of Erfurt

Insights

Award ceremony for new research building
14 May 2018 (award ceremony)
gehaltenes Foto vom Forschungsneubau vor der zukünftigen Bebauungsfläche
Preview: This is what it will look like
[Translate to English:] Spatenstich Forschungsneubau
10 October 2019
Nahaufnahme Baugerät auf der Baustelle zum Forschungsneubau
14 April 2020
Baustelle Forschungsneubau 21. April 2020
21 April 2020
Baustelle Forschungsneubau am 20. Juli 2020
21 July 2020
Detail of vibratory compaction
10 September 2020
10 September 2020

The winners of the planning competition

1st prize: Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GmbH // Dipl.- Ing. Architekt (FH) Christopher Grimble (München) und Dipl.- Ing. Kajetan Winzer, Landschaftsarchitekt (München)

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2nd prize: Heinle, Wischer und Partner (Freie Architekten) // Dipl.- Ing. Christian Pelzeter, Architekt (Berlin) und UKL Landschaftsarchitekten, Dipl.- Ing. (FH) Ulrich Krüger, Landschaftsarchitekt (Dresden)

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3rd prize: Worschech Architekten Planungsgesellschaft mbH // Dr. Claus Worschech (Erfurt) und PSL Landschaftsarchitekten Ziegenrücker Dorlas (Erfurt)

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Walter Bauer-Wabnegg
Prof. Dr. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg

The new building is a wonderful opportunity for us to move even closer together on campus. At the same time, we can offer scientists state-of-the-art rooms to work in, so that the planned new building will not only be an enrichment for the campus, but also an important step in the tough competition for resources and brains.


Funding application

Download: Proposal for a new research building "World Relations". Implementation of the research programme on the topic "Attraction, Repulsion, Indifference - A Cultural Comparative Analysis of World Relations" (PDF)

Contact person

Olaf Römer
Coordination new research building
(Projektbüro)