Helmholtz Diabetes Center Shortlisted for World Architecture Festival Awards
The HDR-designed Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich has been nominated as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2019 in the category "Higher Education and Research: Completed Buildings."
The Helmholtz Diabetes Center is one out of 16 international projects selected as finalists in this category by an esteemed jury of architects, journalists, industry representatives and scientists.
The Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich is an innovative new building on the premises of Helmholtz Zentrum München, the German Research Center for Environmental Health. Two rectilinear forms are connected by a light-filled atrium to form the overall composition. Open air spaces create a visual connection between the individual floors and promote a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the north wing of the building, versatile laboratories are arranged around a spacious garden courtyard. Offices and meeting rooms are located in the south wing of the building. The transparent building's façade captivates with a technical, yet visually interesting impression created by the vertical sun protection slats.
The new building has a sophisticated and dynamic presence. Flexible and modular rooms allow the building to adapt to the ever-evolving nature of medical research. The new Helmholtz Diabetes Campus brings diabetes research together in one location and offers optimal conditions for scientists.
The World Architecture Festival has taken place annually since 2008 and is regarded as one of the most renowned architecture events. Awards will be presented during the three-day festival from Dec. 4-6, 2019, in Amsterdam.