A new four-storey research and laboratory building for the Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) with laboratory spaces for the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology will be built on the Beutenberg Campus in Jena.
HKI was founded in 1991 as the Hans Knöll Institute for Natural Product Research. Today, it is a cutting-edge research institute with a staff of 420. The staff is dedicated to research in the areas of infection biology and new natural products from microorganisms that can be used to combat infections. As a result of HKI’s growing scientific reputation and consequent growth in staff, the existing building facilities are no longer adequate. Furthermore, working conditions in laboratory buildings 1 and 2 depart significantly from currently applicable standards and require urgent improvement.
The Nickl & Partner Architekten structure will integrate into HKI’s building ensemble in terms of architectural quality and also meet the needs of high-tech biotechnology research with its functional qualities.