New BNMRZ Building & 1.2 GHz Spectrometer Approved

April 29, 2013: The German Federal Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) has approved the 33 Mio € application of the BNMRZ for a new dedicated building, including a 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer, which is cosupported by the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The building is scheduled to be finished in 2017, delivery of the new NMR spectrometer is planned for 2018 (press release of TU München).

Breaking news: the new BNMRZ building, including a 700 m2 NMR hall, biochemistry lab and office space for five research groups, is finished (almost 1/2 year earlier than planned)!

It was officially handed over to TUM on Feb. 3, 2017. After some additional preparation, the groups are scheduled to move in March 2017 - looking forward to working in this great new environment with excitement.

 

 


Topping-out ceremony on May 2, 2016: supervisor and foreman raising the glass (top); dignitaries watching the beautifully decorated roofing-crown to be hoisted (bottom)
  press release - in German

A Chronology in Pictures

 

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Construction site with old pilot plant (May 28, 2015)

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Finished with the demolition! (July 24, 2015)

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Preparing the ground (Aug. 6, 2015)

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Excavation of the foundations (Sept. 25, 2015)

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The building starts growing ... (Oct. 5, 2015)

Neubau_15102015_2.jpg... more action (Oct. 15, 2015)


Construction continues after dark ...


... and during fog

"Party floor" - except for the rebars (Oct. 27, 2015)

Scaffolding for the first walls (Oct. 28, 2015)

The walls are growing (Nov. 5, 2015)

... after the cornerstone ceremony (Nov. 19, 2015)

Ground floor is finished (Nov. 5, 2015)

 
Cornerstone ceremony on Nov. 16, 2015

The night before christmas ...

 The giant spectrometer hall is built ...  ... and completed!  The big red crane being dismantled
 More or less "finished"! (May 1, 2016)  After the topping-out ceremony, May 2, 2016  A lot of installation work in the labs ...

... and computer rooms ...

... and other infrastructure! View from the old Chem. Dept. building

Finally the beautiful dark-red facade is mounted.

and shining in the sun!

The liquid nitrogen tanks are arriving.
Solar panels on the roof of the office wing.


Electric substation and nitrogen storage.

The service access of the NMR hall on the east side.
Remodeling the access to the main entrance.    
 

 

 (all pictures © Gerd Gemmecker)