Stuttgart-Büsnau, DE

Max Planck Institute Precision Laboratory

When building the precision laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Schöck Combar® glass fibre reinforcement was chosen.

Scientists at this precision laboratory examine the electrical conductivity of – especially nanoscale – solid matter and focus on how the structure of the relevant material influences its electrical, mechanical or magnetic properties. External influences must be minimised to ensure the precise functioning of the measuring equipment. The issue of electro-magnetic sensitivity had to be taken into account at the early stages of planning the new precision laboratory. Since conventional steel reinforcement was not an option in the immediate vicinity of the experiments, Schöck Combar® glass fibre reinforcement was chosen. It is not electro-magnetically conductive yet still has composite properties that are similar to reinforcing steel.


End of 2011

Construction volume

34,600 m3


hammerkrause architekten, Stuttgart

Building contractor

F. Kirchhoff Systembau GmbH, Münsingen


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

Structural engineering

Weiske & Partner GmbH, Stuttgart