At the invitation of Regula Lüscher, Berlin Senate construction director, and in the presence of both Steffen Krach, State Secretary for Science and Research, and Prof. Dr Günter M. Ziegler, President of the Freie Universität, the topping-out ceremony for the new supramolecular functional architectures at biointerfaces (SupraFAB) research building designed by Nickl and Partner took place at the Freie Universität in Berlin-Dahlem on Thursday, 16 May 2019.
The new research building provides Freie Universität Berlin with outstanding interdisciplinary working opportunities in the fields of cell research, supramolecular chemistry, biophysics and nanophysics. The new building consists of a compact, three-storey slab with a penthouse level for building services. At the same time, the site was modulated to integrate the new building into the surrounding terrain. The upstream seminar rooms, laboratories and offices are accessed through the elevated main entrance on the middle level.