Changes are taking place between the Landwehrkanal and University Library: Since the end of 2018, the University has been constructing two new buildings which will expand Campus Charlottenburg and offer new opportunities for studying and researching. First, the Interdisciplinary Center for Modeling and Simulation or IMoS, and in front of it directly along Fasanenstraße, a new Mathematics Building, which has earned the moniker “big brother” from ImoS. 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 mid of 2022 and the Mathematics Building by 2023.
What’s happening on the construction site and how is the project discussed in the general public? Articles, press releases, photographs, and videos provide a look at the project’s current status.
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In late 2022, work on the Interdisciplinary Center for Modeling and Simulation, IMoS for short, will be completed in advance of the Mathematics Building. A building by scientists for scientists. Professor Dr. Volker Mehrmann from the Institute of Mathematics is the mind behind the IMoS building. In a video published to commemorate the topping out ceremony on 31 August 2021, he explains the vision for its future use: a place for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to work and collaborate to answer the great questions of the future using a multi-faceted, holistic approach. Drone footage and computer models of the communication zones and work areas in the IMoS building provide a first impression of how the building will look. Together with Nicola Gediehn of TU Berlin’s building department, Mehrmann undertakes a symbolic act in the construction of new buildings: the laying of a time capsule containing meaningful artifacts from the design and construction process. The capsule laying represents a sort of groundbreaking ceremony manifesting the visionary ideas of the building.
These different photo perspectives show the progress of the project, which started at the beginning of 2018. The photo galleries are regularly updated.
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.