Vorplatz und einladendes, großzügig verglastes Erdgeschoss der Chemical Invention Factory der TU Berlin.

Centre for Start-ups

Chemical Invention Factory, Berlin

Since 2019, the TU Berlin has belonged to the circle of excellence universities in Germany. This reputation is to be reflected in the architecture. The new building of the Chemical Invention Factory, which stands out from the surroundings with its homogeneous façade made of recycled synthetic material and reflects the use of the interior to the outside, serves as a showpiece and new identification point for the scientists of the start-up centre and the faculty of chemistry, to which it belongs. The semi-transparent façade conceals the internal building structure and is only broken up on the ground floor to create a generous, transparent entrance gesture with alternating views in and out. Some of the panels can be opened outward to allow unfiltered views from inside and outside. This gives the façade a dynamic variability, which changes according to user preferences.

  • Project type

    New construction

  • Purpose


  • GFA

    2,267 m²

  • Project status

    Planning stage

  • Period

    2020 – 2024

  • Procurement


  • Awards

    1. Prize
    Contract awarded

  • Construction cost

    16,430,000 €

  • Service phases

    2 – 8 (HOAI)

  • Project team

    Susanne Boss
    Achim Eilmsteiner
    Dominik Lippl
    Oren Zohar
    Stella Klocke