The Roslin Institute Building at the University of Edinburgh
The new Roslin Institute will undertake top-class basic and translational science to tackle some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare, including implications for human health.
This co-location project, involving the Roslin Institute, the Moredun Group, the Scottish Agricultural College, and the Royal Veterinary School of the University of Edinburgh, promotes interaction between research teams and individuals both inside the facility and at the adjacent Vet School and Hospital.
In a DNA-inspired design, an interactive atrium links the linear "strands," one housing laboratories and a parallel one housing offices.
Natural ventilation throughout the offices enhances the quality of the internal environment and significantly reduces the building's energy consumption and carbon footprint.
- 2014 Highly Commended, New Building: Research category - S-Lab Awards
- 2012 Merit Award, Built Category - American Institute of Architects (AIA), New Jersey Chapter
- Sustainable Features: BREEAM Very Good, Daylighting & Views, Energy Efficiency, Local/Regional Materials, Occupant Lighting Control, Occupant Thermal Control
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Size: 152,000 SF (14,120 m²)
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
- Project Components: Auditorium, Biocontainment, Bioinformatics, Biology Laboratory, Cafeteria/Dining, Clinical Research Laboratory, Collaborative Space, Conference Room, Genomics Laboratory, High Containment, Imaging, Immunology, Infectious Disease Laboratory, Library, Offices, Vivarium
- Project Type: Academic, Government and Institutional, Life Science, Science + Technology, Vivaria
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