Tyndall National Institute
The Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork is one of Europe's leading nanotechnology research centers, specializing in information and communications technology (ICT) hardware research commercialization of technology and the education of next generation researchers. Established in 2004 with the aim of becoming one of the major ICT research centers in Europe, the Institute incorporates the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) as well as the Photonics research communities within UCC and the Cork Institute of Technology.
The laboratory building was designed by a team led by the PM Group incorporating Scott Tallon Walker Architects and HDR. The form of the building stems primarily from its scientific and servicing requirements, as well as its relationship to the existing buildings and site. Three floors of flexible laboratory space were made over a tall ground floor and basement, which contains the specialist clean room areas. The new nano-fabrication cleanroom for work with group III/V substrates (i.e. gallium arsenide) achieves ISO classes 4 and 5. The building and its structure are set back at ground-floor level on the west facade, elevating the day-lit laboratories and permitting heavy goods vehicles to unload on-site.
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Professional Services: Laboratory Design, MEP Engineering, Master Planning, Programming
- Project Components: Chemistry Laboratory, Cleanroom, Collaborative Space, Conference Room, Nanoscale Laboratory, Offices, Teaching Laboratory
- Project Type: Basic and Applied Science Facilities, Controlled Environment, Higher Education, Nanotechnology, Research Laboratory
- Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Research