May 15, 2009

Constructing the campus

Construction of new research centre took only 18 months

The opening ceremonies of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria at the beginning of June mark the end of extensive building operations. Within only 18 months the former hospital grounds in Maria Gugging have been transformed into a modern research institute. Now the first phase of building has been completed, research can get under way. Activities take off on June 1 with Anton Zeilinger’s lecture for children In the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall – designed by Heinz Tesar – as part of the “Open Campus” festivities. At the beginning of June the first scientists of the theoretical working parties move into the new Central Building. Next to the building, the second construction phase begins. In summer 2010, the first laboratories for experimental research groups will be opened. Looking back, it is clear how much from the construction and organisational point of view has been put into achieving these changes.

More information can be found in the press announcement.