Topping out ceremony DESY Innovation Centre “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld”

A milestone for the DESY innovation centre “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld” in Science City Bahrenfeld has been reached: on 8 June, the topping-out wreath was installed; it marks the end of the shell construction phase. The new building on the DESY campus was designed by DFZ Architekten and is the first flagship for Science City Bahrenfeld.

DESY Innovation Centre "Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld"

DESY Start-up Labs © DESY – Denny Droßmann

In the northeast of the DESY campus in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, a new innovation centre is being built as an interface between the CFEL building, the research building of the University of Hamburg and the DESY experimental hall Petra III. The new building with more than 2,200 m2 gross floor area will house small-scale rentable office space in a communicative spatial structure in connection with laboratory and workshop areas. Especially company founders from the field of research will find it easier to get started here, as part of the space will be made available for low rents.

Topping out ceremony DESY Innovation Centre ‘Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld’

Large-format window openings in an economical façade grid ensure optimal lighting of the individual areas and give the building a certain transparency. The striking offset of the glass façade in the northeast creates a built-up, communicative space that opens up to Luruper Chaussee and makes a landmark visible from afar at the intersection with Stadionstraße.

In the next few weeks, the building envelope will be closed and the interior work will begin. By the summer of next year, all work will be completed, as will the complex laboratory infrastructure with laser and X-ray laboratories, as well as electronics workshops, and the first tenants will be able to move into the building.

DESY Innovation Centre "Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld"

DESY Start-up Labs © DESY – DFZ Architekten

The start-ups and young companies need this infrastructure for their high-tech products and services, such as robotics, laser systems or work with nanomaterials. There are already concrete inquiries from potential tenants for almost all of the space in the “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld”, who are impatiently awaiting the completion of the building.

DESY Innovation Centre by DFZ Architekten

The innovation centre “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld” is a joint project of DESY, the University of Hamburg and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. With about 2,200 square metres of office and laboratory space for rent for start-ups and young high-tech companies, which correspond to the research fields of the campus, the “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld” will further advance the innovation ecosystem of the Hanseatic city. The Start-up Labs are operated by Innovationszentrum Forschungscampus Hamburg-Bahrenfeld GmbH with Dr. Arik Willner as managing director.

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