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Topping-out ceremony for the 2nd phase of construction at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim
MPI CEC Mülheim, design by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG
MPI CEC Mülheim, design by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG

Four new buildings with a total usable area of 4,500 square metres are currently being built in two construction phases on the Kahlenberg in Mülheim. The topping out ceremony for the second construction phase planned by Nickl & Partner Architekten at MPI CEC took place on 14 August. The constructions shells for the future office and seminar building (building A) and the chemical laboratories (building E) are now completed.

Dr Beate Wieland, head of the research department at the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry for Culture and Science, conveyed the state government’s congratulations on the visible progress of the construction projects. The new laboratories and offices are expected to be put into operation at the end of next year.

“I am delighted that today we are celebrating the result of a development that began almost ten years ago. At that time, the Max Planck Society decided that research on the subject of energy transition was so important that it should have its own institute”, said Prof. Robert Schölgl, founding director of the MPI CEC. “We will soon be able to put four new buildings into operation, which will help us to put energy conversion into practice and understand the underlying processes. We will supply the “tool box”, so to speak, that others – such as industry – can then use to solve the energy problems.”

Find out more about the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim project

MPI CEC Mülheim, design by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG
MPI CEC Mülheim, design by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG
MPI CEC topping out ceremony speakers: Anthony Kealey (Foreman), Robert Schlögl (CEC), Ulrich Scholten (mayor), Magnus Nickl (Nickl & Partner Architekten), Beate Wieland (MCS NRW), Angelika Malinowski (MPG) – Photo © Gerhard Hofmann, Agentur Zukunft / SOLARIFY
MPI CEC topping out ceremony speakers: Anthony Kealey (Foreman), Robert Schlögl (CEC), Ulrich Scholten (mayor), Magnus Nickl (Nickl & Partner Architekten), Beate Wieland (MCS NRW), Angelika Malinowski (MPG) – Photo © Gerhard Hofmann, Agentur Zukunft / SOLARIFY