15. September 2016
Completion of the Building for Teaching & Advanced Training in Autumn 2017
Aachen, 23 June 2016 – With a foundation stone ceremony in front of numerous guests, Frauenrath Group today marked the official start of construction of the Building for Teaching & Advanced Training for RWTH’s Faculty of Medicine, which will be part of the Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster on RWTH Aachen Campus. The ceremony was attended by Jörg Frauenrath (managing partner, Frauenrath Group), Wolfgang Marcour (architect, sop Architekten), Dr. Margrethe Schmeer (mayoress, City of Aachen), Prof. Stefan Uhlig (dean, RWTH Aachen Faculty of Medicine), Prof. Thomas Schmitz-Rode (Director of the Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster) and Dr. Klaus Feuerborn (CEO, RWTH Aachen Campus GmbH).
In a Europe-wide investor selection process of RWTH Aachen Campus GmbH in May 2015, Frauenrath Group was awarded the contract for the first investor building of the Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster: Building for Teaching & Advanced Training (LWG) of RWTH’s Faculty of Medicine with an investment volume of 20 million euro. “Due to its prominent design and exposed location at the entrance to Forckenbeckstraße in the south of Campus Melaten, the building will soon become the ‘Gate to Campus Melaten'”, says Jörg Frauenrath of Frauenrath Group. Completion is scheduled for autumn 2017.
On 6,500 square meters, the seven-storey building will be home to a teaching area with a demonstration operating room and a teaching concept that will be unique in Europe. Student training, continuous education for doctors and medical staff as well as the testing of medical devices will all be carried out under one roof.
Professor Stefan Uhlig, dean of the Faculty of Medicine: “At last we will be able to provide modern rooms to students and teachers of our Model Education Program in Human Medicine, which has set new benchmarks across Germany. University hospital staff will also be provided with ideal conditions for further education”.