The Kolleg’s building complex, which was finished in 2002, lies in the historical centre of the University and Hanseatic town of Greifswald. Directly next to the St. Nikolai Cathedral, the new Kolleg buildings designed by Professor Dipl.-Ing. Michael Gaenssler blend in well with the restored architectural monument, the “Old Apothecary”, the oldest Fachwerkhaus built with a timber-frame construction in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The Kolleg has around 2,400 square metres used for working space for scientists, students and employees as well as large rooms for events. There are also apartments for visiting scientists. As the building contractor, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation contributed around 16 million euros to erect the new Kolleg buildings and renovate the “Old Apothecary”, which is integrated into the building complex. The total space available in the building is 4,500 square metres.
In 2016, the building complex was expanded to include the so-called “Pastors’ Widows’ House”, which is also located directly on the property. The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation funded the restoration of its buildings in a way that honored their status as historical monuments and then donated them to the Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald Foundation to fulfill its statutory tasks.