A knowledge network for laboratory building
welcome to Laborrunde on the internet.
You are invited to a knowledge exchange about real
world experience in planning, building and running
laboratory buildings. We think that practical experience
is too valuable not to exchange it with other Experts.
Therefore we think it is time to build a platform
that looks at building labs from a holistic point of
view and optimizes the interfaces between the various
experts involved in the creation of laboratory buildings.
For that reason the wishes and needs of lab users
are as important to us as the expert knowledge needed
Our small Berlin network was the kernel that initiated
the first Laborrunde in 1995 and attracted about
80 Experts to the first conference in Berlin titled: ”Building
labs - spaces as the foundation for scientific innovation"
The initial success has encouraged us to organize
the 2nd Laborrunde-Konferenz in 2006. This time we
had 94 Experts in Berlin talking about „Concepts
for Campuses – opportunities and limits for
the interaction of science and business“.
In 2007 more than 120 Participants discussed about „Optimizing,
remodeling and new constructions." Then in 2008 we
focussed on the optimization of working conditions
in laboratories considering that man power is the
most expensive and valuable asset in research.
2010s focus was on sustainability and the upcoming
certificates for sustainability of buildings in Europe.
In 2011 we are als always giving some best practice
insights and especially consider the aspect that
science is developing so fast that when a new research
building is planned it is not yet known who will
be using it and how. So our title is: ”Planning,
building and running laboratory buildings without
The conference language presently is
German, however we are working on an international version of the conference and hope to be able to provide more information very soon. If you would like further information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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