Darmstadt

Merck Innovation Center

At the beginning of 2018, the Innovation Center of Merck was completed at the company’s headquarters in Darmstadt. The building serves both as an entrance building to the campus and as an innovative research center. The building designed by the HENN architects intends a spatial connection of the stories with wide spans so as to strengthen communication and collaboration among the staff.

The ground plan of the building amounts to 42 m x 51 m, consisting of a basement and six upper floors. The upper floor slabs with alternating floor plans only extend over a part of the building structure so as...

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