The structural shell of the LAVES (Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety) Food and Veterinary Institute in Oldenburg is now complete. Representatives from government and business, including the Lower Saxony ministers of finance and agriculture, Peter-Jürgen Schneider and Christian Meyer, attended the topping out ceremony on 16 April 2015. “With an estimated total cost of 37 million euros, this is the state´s largest building project in the Oldenburg region”, according to Schneider.
The new building by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG will expand the capacitiy for dioxin analysis. Meyer describes the new building as an important contribution to a further increase in consumer protection in Lower Saxony.
The new structure presents itself as an innovative laboratory and research building. 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. Furthermore, the location and compactness of the building volume enable a possible future expansion of the institute on a similar scale.
Participants in the topping out ceremony included Mr Wieting, senior construction director, Ems-Weser district of state construction management, Mr Prange, state parliament member for Oldenburg, Prof. Dr Haunhorst, LAVES, Mr Schneider, Lower Saxony finance minister, Mr Meyer, Lower Saxony agriculture minister, Mr Krogmann, mayor of Oldenburg and Prof. Hans Nickl of Nickl & Partner Architekten AG.
State of Lower Saxony
represented by the Ems-Weser district of state construction management
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany