Ceremonial Laying of the Foundation Stone for the Additional Building of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

May 20, 2015

The Max Planck Society has started with the construction of an additional building for the Institute that will provide new space for research and exchange for the three scientific departments of the Institute from 2016 onwards.

In May 2015, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology has begun with the construction of an additional building on Ernestusstrasse (Mühlwegviertel) in Halle (Saale). Representatives from science and politics of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, the City of Halle, the Max Planck Society and the architect’s office Kister Scheithauer Gross (ksg) were present at the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone, which took place at 1 p.m. on 19 May 2015, at the construction site.

After words of welcome by Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee, the Managing Director of the Institute, the audience was addressed briefly by Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici (Vice President of the Max Planck Society), Hartmut Möllring (Minister of Science and Economic Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt), Prof. Dr. Udo Sträter (Rector of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), and Dr. Bernd Wiegand (Mayor of the City of Halle). Prof. Dr. Marie-Claire Foblets, the Director of the Department ‚Law & Anthropology‘ of the Institute delivered a speech before she inserted the time capsule into the foundation stone of the new building.

Marie-Claire Foblets, Director of the Department 'Law & Anthropology' of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, inserts the time capsule into the foundation stone.
Contents of the time capsule.
Visualisation of the new building of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
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