Project Description

With the new construction of the Helmholtz Institute at the Ulm science location, a nationwide unique center of excellence for electrochemical energy storage has emerged as a further component of the Science Park on the Upper Eselsberg. The existing green area continues between the future buildings across Helmholtzstrasse. The new research and laboratory building takes up the slope of Helmholtzstrasse, to which a generous cut forms the main entrance and thus refers to the opposite part of the Science Park.

The extension of the green area and the orientation of the new building link the two campus areas separated by Helmholtzstrasse. The characteristic facade design of the institute refers to the topics of chemistry and physics. In the homogeneous outer facade level made of perforated sheet metal elements, perforations of different sizes create an exciting pattern of optical interference. The play of different perforations and variable sun and glare protection give the HIU a high recognition value and its own identity.