The foundation stone for the new veterinary department building, which will be connected to the existing food department institute building, was laid in Oldenburg on July 16.
LAVES (State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety) is spread over different locations in Oldenburg, but will now be consolidated in a single building expansion designed by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG. The new building functions as an innovative laboratory and research building. The east-west oriented block houses numerous laboratories for the diagnosis of animal diseases and epidemics and laboratories for the analysis of residues and contaminants.
Placing the new institute with a direct link to the existing building permits the remaining site to be laid out as a spacious green space. The existing habitat was deliberately preserved as high quality outdoor space. Dense vegetation at the boundaries of the site forms a natural privacy screen. Furthermore, the position and compactness of the building enable a possible future expansion of the institute on a similar scale.
Prof. Dr Eberhard Haunhorst, President of LAVES, Dr Axel Preuss, Director of the LVI Institute in Oldenburg, Gabriele Niessen, City Building Councillor and Christian Meyer, Lower Saxony Minister for Consumer Protection, participated in the ceremony. Three blood sample tubes, a certificate, small change, a building plan and a daily newspaper were among the items placed with the foundation stone.
Lower Saxony represented by
Staatliche Baumanagement Ems-Weser