Changes are taking place between the Landwehrkanal and University Library: The site is being cleared for two new buildings on TU Berlin’s Campus Ost. Since the end of 2018, heating pipes have been re-laid, trees felled, and smaller buildings torn down to clear space for the Interdisciplinary Center for Modeling and Simulation or IMoS. In front of IMoS, a new mathematics building, which has earned the moniker “big brother” from IMoS, will be built directly along Fasanenstraße. From the outside, the buildings will be similar in appearance as they were selected in a joint architectural competition in 2017. However, the interiors couldn't be more different: While the new math building, which features lecture halls, cafeterias, seminar rooms, and a study center, is designed for students, the IMoS is primarily reserved for research teams, offering ideal conditions for scientific work. The IMoS is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.
The area between Fasanenstraße and the S-Bahn rail line in Berlin-Charlottenburg has an interesting past. Once the hunting grounds of the Brandenburg electoral princes, it was later transformed into a Baroque pleasure garden featuring a pheasantry and hippodrome, before finally being chosen in 1877 as the site of the Königlich Technische Hochschule zu Berlin. Historian Thomas Schwab researched the history of Campus Ost between the 16th and 21st centuries for the project’s kick-off ceremony. The impressive development of the area is presented on display panels.
These different photo perspectives show the progress of the project, which started at the beginning of 2018. The photo galleries are regularly updated.