German Cancer Research Centre Heidelberg

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg, Stiftungsvorstand
  • Architectural Work
    Performance / Services: 1 - 9
05 / 2019
Since its founding of the in the 1960s, Heinle, Wischer und Partner have been associated as architects with the German Cancer Research Center. It began with the main building, which was designed and built in 1972 by Prof Erwin Heinle himself, and which brought together highly specialized disciplines in the field of cancer research. In addition to laboratories and offices, a comprehensive documentation area, a research reactor and a "large computer system" were among the uses.

This was followed in 1989 by the communication centre with a large auditorium and in 1992 by the extension for the Institute for Applied Tumour Virology. Harald zur Hausen pursued here those researches for which he was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

The most recent construction work by our office was the building for a 7-tesla high-field tomograph in 2008 and the renovation and redesign of the main building, which were completed by 2010. In 2019, the new Imaging and Radiation Oncology Research and Development Center has been completed, creating new synergies in the fight against cancer through its direct link between research, diagnosis and treatment.