Construction projects on campus

In the coming years the science and biotech campus will be expanded significantly. New institutes, various labs, an in vivo pathophysiology lab and buildings for companies will be constructed. Technology platforms also need to be extended. In particular, the infrastructure of the northern part of the Campus needs to be adapted and renewed. In the spring of 2010 an urban design and landscape planning competition took place on campus. The result was a future-oriented concept for the capital city region of Berlin-Brandenburg that will meet the high standards of excellence of a leading science and business location.

Figure: Entwurf der sinai - Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH


BIH research building

MDC and BIH erect a new research facility for physicians, researchers and patients. The Käthe Beutler building will be completed in 2020.

Two old campus hospital buildings from the seventies will give way for a new research facility. The MDC, the Berlin Institute for Health (BIH), and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin raise the structure at Lindenberger Weg 80 as a new central site of the BIH. It will be named after Käthe Beutler, a Berlin paediatrician who fled from the Nazis in 1935.

Three plane trees in front of the site were already trimmed to protect them from damage during the demolition works. From September onwards, the old houses will be torn down and excavators will be lifting a pit. In February 2018, the two-year construction period of the new building begins. Once complete, 135 scientists from basic and clinical research, as well as doctors will work under a single roof.

A small cafeteria in the publicly-accessible entrance area of ​​the Käthe Beutler building will be open to all visitors and employees. By the end of 2019, the bus will stop right outside the doorway of the new building. At the moment, it is still stopping on the campus to serve the outpatient clinics.