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New construction at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics

The new Leibniz House at the Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany, is a successful example of the integration of modern architecture in natural, organically developed surroundings. In 2008, the Board of the AIP had decided on erection of a new institute building in Potsdam-Babelsberg to provide adequate space for research focusing on new fields.

The exterior design of the purist modern two-story building that was created was to assimilate with the surrounding park with its population of old trees. The specifications had called for an unpretentious design of the outside surface area...

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