Archive for the ‘Research & Development Centre’ Category

Bob Champion Building in Norwich, England by Hawkins\Brown

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, the University of East Anglia’s most recent building in the Norwich Research Park.

The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focused on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Project: Bob Champion Building
  • Location: Norwich, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner
  • Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
  • Structure Engineer: Arup, Carter Design
  • Services Engineer: Arup, Roger Parker Associates
  • Project Manager: Real Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Building Control: MLM
  • Acoustics: Adrian James Acoustics
  • Planning Consultant: Bidwell
  • Main Contractor: RG Carter



Thursday, February 12th, 2015


On a site covering nearly seven hectares in the Cité Descartes cluster in Marne-la-Vallée lies the Pôle Scientifique et Technique Paris-Est (PST) which has been baptised the Espace Bienvenüe in memory of Fulgance Bienvenüe, inspector general of the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school and father of the Parisian metro system. The space completes the Cité Descartes that has been incorporated into this new town and meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy. Its aim is to group together the Ministry’s training and research facilities on the Marne-la-Vallée site and create a centre of excellence focussed on the sustainable city.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Project: A CONCRETE WAVE
  • Photography: Luc Boegly, Laurent, sergio grazia
  • Client: Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy – Property and Housing actiondelegation
  • Works budget excluding VAT: €95 million (2014 value)
  • Surface area: Floor surface: 35,300 m², Usable floor area: 24,300 m²
  • Winning project: 2008
  • Delivery: 2014


Rehabilitation of the Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate (BiK-F) in Frankfurt,Germany by SSP SchürmannSpannel AG

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: SSP SchürmannSpannel AG 

The University building with the Institute for Pharmacology and Food Chemistry of the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main on the Bockenheim campus was planned 1954-1957 by Ferdinand Kramer. It is one of 23 buildings, which he designed as Planning Director for the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University within the period of 1952-1964.  Within the urban framework for the district Bockenheim, the building forms the southern terminus of the campus.

Image Courtesy © Jörg Hempel Photodesign

Image Courtesy © Jörg Hempel Photodesign

  • Architects: SSP SchürmannSpannel AG 
  • Project: Rehabilitation of the Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate (BiK-F)
  • Location: 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Photography: Jörg Hempel Photodesign
  • Client: Senckenberg Nature Research Society
  • Area: 7.300 sqm
  • Year: 2013


Reconstruction of departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Hamonic + Masson & Associés

The programme of this competition, won in 2008 by Hamonic + Masson & Associés architects, was to reconstruct the Marne departmental archives annexe, situated in the French city of Reims. The new construction is located opposite the old building, and the project was completed and delivered by Hamonic + Masson & Associés in 2014. The aim was to turn the building in to a modern history research hub and a regional information centre, whilst expanding the linear archival storage space from 7km to 18km.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Project: Reconstruction of departmental archives
  • Location: 129, avenue de l’Yser, Reims, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software usedVectorworks, Nemetschek 
  • Client: Conseil Général de la Marne.
  • Structural engineer: SIBAT
  • Cost: 6,6 M€ excluding tax.
  • Surface: 5 145 m2


Denim R & D in İstanbul, Turkey by Zemberek Design Office

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Zemberek Design Office

The space is designed as an R & D studio within headquarter of a textile company. The design concept was built on the physical relations among the users (R & D personnel), products, accessories, and the materials.

It was observed that actions of sitting, walking, working, evaluating the products by comparisons, performed in ordinary levels and locations, are limiting the function of  R & D.

Image Courtesy © Şafak Emrence

Image Courtesy © Şafak Emrence

  • Architects: Zemberek Design Office
  • Project: Denim R & D
  • Location: Güneşli, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Şafak Emrence
  • Design Team: Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Ece Ilgın Avcı
  • Client: Bulur Textile
  • Project Area: 250 m²
  • Design and Construction Year: 2014


Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant in Québec, Canada by Smith Vigeant architectes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: Smith Vigeant architectes 

Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park – Showcasing the Splendour of Wood

Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Discovery Centre offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

  • Architects: Smith Vigeant architectes
  • Project: Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant
  • Location: Mont-Tremblant National Park, (QC) Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Brugger
  • Name of client: SÉPAQ
  • Architect in charge: Daniel Smith, architect, OAQ, LEED®PA
  • Design Team: Daniel Smith, Anik Malderis, Julien Gouin-Charbonneau, Karine Renaud, Cindy Neveu, Stéphan Vigeant
  • Engineers: CLA experts-conseils & Martin Roy et associates
  • Landscape Architects: VLAN
  • Contractor: CRT Construction Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Smith Vigeant architects, Martin Roy et associates, EDP inc
  • Project size: 600M2 (6 450pi2)
  • Cost: 2.8M$
  • Date of completion: 08/2014


Research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute in Taastrup, Denmark by C.F. Møller

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Article source: C.F. Møller

H. M. the Queen of Denmark opens the newly built research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute at the Danish Technological Institute in Taastrup – some of the world’s most advanced in food production.

The Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) develops solutions for the international meat industry and provide consultancy both nationally and internationally.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute
  • Location: Taastrup, Denmark


Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center in Kuwait by AGi architects

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: AGi architects

The new Kuwait Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center is a heart disease specialized center. It includes testing and laboratory departments in groundfloor, outpatient departments in first and second floor and there are also located inside of it a rehabilitation and a research center. The base unit of the hospital typological scheme is a module, which connects each consult room with two exam rooms, giving public access from one side and private from the other.

Image Courtesy © Impresiones de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © AGi architects & idearch studio

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Date: 2013
  • Program: Health
  • Category: Architecture


New research and development centre for Hankook Tire breaks ground in Korea by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for the Hankook Technodome, a state-of-the-art new research and development facility for one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers. The new centre is located in Daejeon, at the heart of Asia’s ‘silicon valley’, and will provide an inspirational place to work, with light filled offices, state-of-the-art laboratories and dynamic social spaces to nurture a culture of openness and innovation.

The design of the new centre is rooted in analysis of the organisation. Rather than a conventional arrangement of offices above double-height testing areas, the building is arranged as five fingers, with parallel office and industrial units – this dynamic, integrated arrangement is highly flexible and promotes visual connections and interaction between the offices, laboratories and different divisions. Breaks between each finger draw daylight into the heart of the floor plate.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project:New research and development centre for Hankook Tire breaks ground in Korea
  • Location: Korea


Agora Szeged in Szeged, Hungary by BAHCS architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: BAHCS architects

The architectural programme of the Agora project – a center for the promotion of local innovation – is manifested in a building unifying four different functions, three of which are linked to science and research: Computer-science history exhibition, Informatorium (demonstration space of the latest information technology) and a demonstration laboratory presenting experiments in biophysics. Our client decided to add the youth center of the city to the programme as well in order to introduce the younger generation as the main target group to the world of science and technology.

Image Courtesy © Zsolt Frikker

  • Architect: BAHCS architects
  • Project: Agora Szeged
  • Location: Szeged, Hungary
  • Architects: András Báger, Csaba Helmle
  • Fellow Architects: Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
  • Photography: Zsolt Frikker
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Municipality of Szeged, Hungary
  • Total net floor area: 7240  m2
  • Construction cost (landscape included): net 2 billion HUF
  • Graphic design: Balázs Vékes
  • Interior design: György Frank, Péter Fábián
  • Landscape architecture: Gábor Szabó, Nóra Zámbó
  • Electrical planning: Ferenc Németi, Bogár Péterné, István Csányi, János Somogyi
  • Mechanical design: Zoárd Mangel, Zsolt Kovács, Attila Kerék
  • Public utilities, road planning: Erzsébet Bombolya
  • Structural design: Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
  • Building structures: Péter Handa
  • Contractor: KÉSZ Építő Zrt., László Szalados CEO, Péter Kondorosi project director, Gábor Urbán site manager
  • Competition First Prize: February 2009
  • Licensing plan: May 2009
  • Construction plan: April 2010
  • Opening: December 2012
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