Modular labs as a template for global roll-out

Chemical Adhesives Giant,
Düsseldorf

The epitome of modular building design, this Düsseldorf project was conceived on the principle of “One Scientist”, which involved examining the optimum amount of space that a scientist requires daily. Pushing the boundaries of large, modular lab units, our multifunctional solution introduces a leading-edge approach to R&D, headquarters and innovation centre design.

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The client’s need was twofold – they wanted to establish new ways of working and encourage innovation within a lab environment, but at the same time develop a module for labs and offices that could be repeated for future facilities. The team first established a typical module for an open lab environment, designed around the chemical requirements of the space. They then developed an activity-based laboratory strategy facilitated through the lab module. The lab and office modules where consequently clustered into building facility blocks, enabling a roll-out that could be adapted to a range of different site limitations.

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After careful study and consideration of the project’s space requirements, the module was replicated into three independent clusters arranged into a triangular shape to maximise daylight penetration and views to the outside. With this, a large internal atrium was created, shielded by a large skylight to provide a serene space for both the building occupants and its visitors.

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Consistent with the client’s vision, when completed, the Düsseldorf Innovation Centre will highlight skills and expertise in the context of a building that projects an image of timelessness, innovation and high technology.

 

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  • Area 430,570 sq-ft
  • Completion date 19.10.15
  • Location Düsseldorf

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