Ground-breaking ceremony at Muthgasse: additional 30,000 m2 lab space until 10/2009

Ground-breaking ceremony at Muthgasse:

Additional 30,000 m2 lab space until 10/2009

On June 22, 2007 the Austrian Minister for Science Johannes Hahn, Mayor Michael Häupl and BOKU Rector Hubert Dürrstein, celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for a new lab building at Vienna’s Muthgasse together with numerous guests.
The L-shaped building with a gross floor space of 30,000 m2 and a usable floor space of about 24,000 m2 shall be completed until October 2009.

A bridge spanning Muthgasse will connect the new building with existing BOKU buildings at Muthgasse. In the context of the ground-breaking ceremony also a basic contract for additional equipment has been signed: Within the next 10 years the City of Vienna will invest EUR 10 millions in biotech equipment at Muthgasse.

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14,000 m2 for BOKU Institutes and a 10,000 m2 spin-off area

The new building will be split-up into an academic and a non-academic area. 14,000 m2 are reserved for Institutes and Departments from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences. For the VIBT spin-off area 10,000 m2 are intended which will be managed together with the City of Vienna via a limited liability company.


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