Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen
Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen

Virtual Reality Research Facility, Tübingen (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Munich

Competition 1st prize

Start of Planning - Completion
2003 - 2006

Performance phases
1 - 8

Planning: Kai Otto, Hanna Stengelin, Andreas Mrusek, Ina Lange, Site management: Architekturbüro Schmitt, Tübingen

Building data
Total cost 3,800,000 €
Gross floor area 1,900 m²

Another, though structurally separate, part of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MR Centre) is the Virtual Reality Research Facility "Cyberneum" for experimentation in basic cybernetics research. This contains two motion simulators for different types of projection, as well as adjoining office and presentation areas. A profiled glass façade covers the solid insulated walls. This greenish-looking glass façade softens the contours of the cube structure significantly and supports the aim of integrating the building in the landscape.