In 1986, through funding of the federal state of Berlin, construction of a Neubau (New Building) was completed on the hitherto vacant site neighboring the Hauptgebäude. The Neubau contained eighteen offices and three studio apartments for Fellows and was designed by the Berlin architect Burckhardt Fischer. With the curving lines of its glass frontage and the wooden window frames and unadorned gray sandstone, the four-storey Neubau is a classic example of 1970s architecture—and in stark contrast to the adjacent Hauptgebäude. On the fourth floor is an apartment for the caretaker; and the Neubau is connected to the Hauptgebäude through a subterranean passageway.

Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus