The first impression counts – not only with people. The facade of a building is the first thing you see and it’s that first impression that creates an expectation. “The old entrance did not represent the character and spirit of the Max Perutz Labs anymore. We are undergoing an ambitious new start - redesigning the Perutz to create welcoming communication spaces. I hope the new architecture will change the melody and rhythm when we enter and leave the building each day”, says Scientific Director Alwin Köhler.
The modern architecture of the entrance also pays tribute to the work of Nobel Prize laureate Max Perutz and his favorite molecule – hemoglobin. “That’s just the first step”, says Alwin Köhler. “We are close to finishing a Café on the rooftop that will offer splendid views and, most importantly, serve great Italian coffee.”
Each of these architectural projects will provide creative space for researchers to meet and to discuss ideas, acting as intellectual and social hubs at the Perutz.