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Opening: Institute of Organic Chemistry, Heidelberg University

On 11 September 2016 the University of Heidelberg held the ceremonial opening for the Institute of Organic Chemistry. The new building helps strengthen the urban design of the campus on Neuenheimer Feld by framing the view corridor and pedestrian connection from the nearby Neckar river. The building replaces an existing structure that no longer meets the demands for a modern laboratory. Just like the existing structure, the new building also will connect to an existing “spine”: This multi-level corridor connects several existing buildings, which stand perpendicular like arms on either side of the “spine”.