DFC Research Centre for “Regenerative Therapies” (CRTD) Dresden

Excellence on all levels

The new research centre is part of the Biopolis Dresden regional initiative. Equipment required for stem cell and regeneration research includes cleanrooms, laboratory animal keeping facilities and laboratories with devices that are very sensitive to vibrations. The corridor walls of the first to third floors form the supporting wall panels for the unsupported, spanned lecture theatre in the basement and ground floor. This solution means there is no need for trusses or frameworks; the hall gains the greatest possible height. When planning the doors and windows on the corridor walls, it was a challenge to align the use of the room to the static load flow.

All seminar rooms are housed in the “seminar bridge”, a two-storey framework that entirely spans the reception area. In order to ensure the unrestricted transfer of knowledge, the new build needed to connect each floor to the adjacent Bio-Innovation Centre. A very detailed statistical calculation enabled the new build to be accurately designed and swiftly completed.


  • Structural Engineering
  • Fire safety