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EMBL Advanced Training CentreFacts & Figures

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the EMBL Advanced Training Centre is an ideal venue for advanced training which is one of EMBL's five core missions.

The Advanced Training Centre project was funded by generous contributions from the host country, Germany, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, and the EMBL member states. The EMBL Advanced Training Centre also benefits from the support of its corporate partners through the Corporate Partnership Programme.

Quick Facts:

  • The building has a total volume of 79,228 m³. This equals the contents of 240 mil. coke cans!

  • It takes up an effective area of 10,037 m². This equals 2 ½ football fields.

  • The outer surface is 4,100 m² and the glass surface is 3,200 m² (120t glass)
    The glass surface of the dome of the Reichstag in Berlin is by comparison 3,000 m²

  • The ceiling height in the Foyer Auditorium is 30 m.
    The height of the Wasserturm in Mannheim is by comparison 60 m.

  • The project employed 21 consultants and specialist planners,
    and 120 building workers at the peak time

Time lapse movie of the construction progress

ATC construction site

ATC construction site

ATC construction site