On the campus of the TU Braunschweig, the “Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA®” is taking shape. The new building, with a total usable area of around 1,700 m², will house the Fraunhofer WKI department bearing the same name. Jobs will furthermore be created for scientists from the TU Braunschweig.
The Fraunhofer WKI and the TU Braunschweig have already been working together for several years on the conceptual development of a modular, hybrid construction system for lightweight and environmentally-friendly buildings. The background reasons are global challenges such as climate change, population growth, rural exodus and large transnational migration flows, which create new requirements concerning the functionality and environmental balance of buildings.