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SkyLabs and SkyAngle

The heart of the Bahnstadt Campus was set up by the not-for-profit Max-Jarecki-Heidelberg foundation. The foundation provided capital with a view to working with the city of Heidelberg to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer. It began in 2012 with the opening of the eye-catching laboratory and research building SkyLabs, which has become the most visible symbol of the Bahnstadt district – not least on account of its unique architecture. But the SkyLabs also set new standards in terms of research ambitions. The striking building houses state-of-the-art labs and research facilities covering 19,000 square meters and perfectly embodies the interplay between science and business.

Skylabs courtyard (Photo: Buck)

The SkyLabs are fully occupied: Reckitt Benckiser has set up a research center together with a marketing and sales company; and Heidelberg Engineering GmbH produces appliances for ophthalmological diagnostics and has moved its headquarters to Bahnstadt. In addition, the Schiller University from the US has based one of its German locations in the SkyLabs. Directly adjacent to SkyLabs is the second building created by the Max-Jarecki-Heidelberg foundation: SkyAngle. With office space and laboratories covering an area of 16,000 square meters, it will provide the perfect complement to SkyLabs. With its distinctive yet appealing architecture, the building will be ready for occupancy in early January 2019.