Biberach . 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim

Health, research and administration

New construction
Research and laboratory building, Boehringer Ingelheim

New construction
Research and laboratory building, Boehringer Ingelheim

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The compact structure, a cuboidal structure that – despite the extensive depth of the building – still allows an optimal amount of daylight to penetrate and develops based on how the functional sequences are organized internally and the demand for attractive, open spaces. The loggias of various sizes located on the outer shell and the multi-story air spaces in the interior, together with the axes and stairwells on each floor, create an open system of short cross-connections and elongated, longitudinal connections with a variety of view relationships.


The facades are constructed as non-load-bearing, prefabricated, composite elements with an outer surface of "artificial marble", which consisted of marble chips that have been crushed in water barrels to marble powder, which is then bound with white cement. The sun protection that is required for the structure is provided by the arrangement of external shading devices (horizontal blinds with rotating slats). Depending on how they are positioned, the blinds in the skylight area also redirect daylight. The ventilation of the individual rooms depends on the needs: All laboratory areas are air-conditioned, and ventilation though the windows is achieved in all offices.

Facts and Figures

Project Location

Biberach an der Riß, Germany


Competition _ 2006 – 1st prize
Planning _ 2006
Completion _ 2006 - 2009

Data on construction

Gross floor area _ ca. 23.100 m²
Net floor area _ ca. 11.100 m²


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