Chemical Adhesives Giant,
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Area 430,570 sq-ft
- Completion date 19.10.15
- Location Düsseldorf