New building timeline


  • The construction site is making progress
    July 2023


  • The construction site in spring
    March 2022
    Construction site
    Credit: AIP
  • Topping out ceremony

    Only 7 months after the laying of the foundation stone, the main body of the planned extension building is already complete. To mark the occasion, the institute celebrated with a topping out ceremony.

    09. May 2022
    Topping out wreath seen from below.

    The ceremonial topping out wreath, which was lifted with a speech from the foreman of the construction company.

    Credit: AIP/ Thomas Spikermann
  • Drone view of the construction site

    On 18 January, a drone flew over the construction site, the resulting film can be viewed here.

    January 2022
    Screenshot from drone video


  • The construction site in winter
    December 2021
    Construction site covered with snow
    Credit: AIP
  • Celebration for laying the foundation stone

    The foundation slab has been cast for the most part and the first walls of the building are already in place. Many guests celebrate the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone.

    27. October 2021
    Many people on the construction site

    Many guests celebrated the laying of the foundation stone at AIP.

    Credit: Thomas Spikermann, AIP
  • Start of structural works
    August 2021
  • Set-up of construction site

    The containers of the construction management were delivered and set up.

    June 2021
  • First earthworks
    26. March 2021
    Construction site

    The construction site in May 2021

    Credit: AIP
  • Construction of Benjes Hedges
    February 2021
    Stacked deadwood at the border of the construction site
    Credit: AIP
  • Begin of construction with preparatory measures

    Clearing work and tree transplanting took place in preparation for the new building.

    08. February 2021
    Excavator in snow
    Credit: AIP


  • Public meeting of Potsdam Design Council
    August 2019
  • Presentation of building project
    August 2019
Last update: 27. July 2023