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Educational & Research Institutions

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 2nd Building Phase

Additional value

  • Interlinkage of distinctive architecture, functional low-tech solutions and an optimum ambient comfort

Individual services

  • Facade engineering
  • Sealing technology
  • Building physics/acoustics
  • Energy management (established building)

AWI Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung


Architekten Steidle + Partner


Bremerhaven, Germany

Gross floor space

18,647 m²

Gross volume

78,793 m³

Project duration

January 2000 – September 2004

The architects designed a distinctive building for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research that integrates well into the harbour setting despite it being modern. The flush-mounted casement windows integrated into the brick ensemble are ideal for the windy location. In addition, their seemingly random design creates a pleasant office environment.