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R1

Offices and laboratories of the Faculty of Medicine

In 2019, the building was opened as the Innovation Centre Campus Bielefeld (ICB). In December 2020, the university bought the ICB. Since then, it has been called "R1" and is used by the Faculty of Medicine OWL. Approximately half of the 7,150 square metres of usable space is used for laboratories and half for offices. In spatial terms, R1 represents the starting point of the new Faculty of Medicine, which has been under construction since 2018. The first employees have moved into their offices and set up laboratories here. Even before the purchase, the university was the main tenant of the space.

The new building was constructed from 2016 to 2019 on the corner of Morgenbreede and Voltmannstraße. The building consists of four parts with a central reception area and an underground car park, distributed over four floors.

Originally, the building was planned as an innovation centre for start-ups and already established small and medium-sized enterprises from the technology fields of intelligent technical systems and molecular and nanosciences. With the purchase, the university takes over the contracts of seven tenants.

Start of construction February 2016
Completion July 2019
Usable area 7.144 m²
Building owner Bielefelder Gesellschaft
für Wohnen und Immobilien-
dienstleistungen mbH
  • Energy standard: Primary energy requirement at 48 kWh/(m²*a)  (02.11.2018)
  • Building material: concrete
  • Energy source: Electricity mix, district heating
  • Type of ventilation: Window ventilation
  • Energy generation: PV
  • Representatives break ground for the construction of the building
    Bielefeld University
    Groundbreaking ceremony at Morgenbreede in February 2016: Andreas Rüther, Norbert Müller, Georg Fortmeier, Garrelt Duin, Marianne Thomann-Stahl, Günter Garbrecht and Pit Clausen (from left) give the starting signal for the new building.
  • Representatives from politics and science cut the ribbon in front of the completed building to mark its opening.
    Bielefeld University / S. Sättele
    Opening in July 2019: Sabine Kubitza (Managing Director BGW), Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister Karl-Josef Laumann, Lord Mayor Pit Clausen and Chancellor Dr Stephan Becker cut the ribbon.
  • View of the Innovation Centre
    Bielefeld University
    R1 - formerly the Innovation Centre - is the first "home" of the Medical School OWL
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