The new institute building of the Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS will be erected in southern Dresden by 2020. This will offer significantly improved working conditions for the employees of the research institute alongside new space for laboratories as well as testing and experimentation environments. The total investment costs of about 25 million euros will be covered by the European Union (as part of the European Regional Development Fund), the German federal government and the Free State of Saxony.
As an important Fraunhofer IIS site, the Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS researches the development of complex electronic systems and intelligent sensors as well as automation solutions. The employees and student assistants work currently at the division’s Zeunerstraße site. However, this will soon be too small for the them and the increasing demands for laboratory equipment and testing modalities.
The new five-story building designed by the architecture office Heinle, Wischer und Partner will be located at the corner of Münchner Straße and Bayreuther Straße in the vicinity of the Dresden University of Technology. The floor area of 4,300 square meters will contain office and meeting rooms as well as three test halls integrated into the building and numerous electronics laboratories and measurement rooms. The building follows a modern concept not only in terms of aesthetic design but also its energy budget. With air-ground heat exchangers, component activation and a photovoltaic system, it will be possible to achieve an especially effective use of energy.
The estimated construction costs are approximately 25 million euros, of which 14.2 million euros (net) will come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF 2014-2020) within the framework of the operational program “Investment for Growth and Jobs”, 5.4 million euros (net) from funds of the Free State of Saxony and 5.4 million euros (net) from co-financing by the federal government of Germany.