LASE - Laboratory for Advanced Spin Engineering, Kaiserlautern

New Building, Institutes

Owner: Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Kaiserslautern
Architect: Reiner Becker Architekten

Performance: structural design, building physics
Total Area: 4.000 m²

Plan: since 2014

The new building for the Laboratory for Advanced Spin Engineering (LASE) at the TEchnische Universität Kaiserlautern contains the following disciplines: fundamentals and model systems, spin materials, spin functionalization and spin implementation. The LASE project aims to concentrate the research teams in this areas from the faculties for physics, chemistry and engineering / method engineering in one building in order to support interdisciplinary contacts and enable shared use of research equipment with stringend workflows.
Incorporating highly specialized laboratories for NMR Science & Engineering (NMR SE Laboratory) with benches and accessible outlets, laser laboratories (ASP) for applied spin phenomemons / (SD) spin dynamics with high demands for temperature and humidity stability and the Core Facility Nano Structuring Center (NSC) the LASE is shall become an internationally visible centre for spin research.
The NSC houses cleanrooms and airlocks according to cleanliness class 5 to 8 (DIN ISO 14644-1) witch approximately 160 m². In total there will be about 104 working places, of which 95 are designed for research staff. The space consumption plan consists of office areas, laboratories and a conference area. Some of the laboratories are built vibration and tremor protected. In order to be able to adapt the building to changing needs in the future, it is designed with standardised room dimensions.

An external joint uncouples the building with its sensible laboratories from the ground and from the vibrations of the nearby street. The whole structure is designed to match these laboratories and the ASP - NSC - SD - NMR applications for spin research: massive and heavy components, a shear plinth and thick, 50 cm high short spanning floors support the structure and cause, together with the joint, additional stiffness and low vibrations.

LASE - view (rendering Reiner Becker Architekten)