Daniel Libeskind has been selected to design a new “landmark” building for Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in England. The state-of-the-art facility, which will house the industry-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, is expected to “complement” the traditional buildings that surround it while serving as an exemplar for sustainable design. Completion is planned for December 2015, depending on planning permission.
Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) Facility / The Freelon Group Architects
BRITE is a part of a statewide initiative to make North Carolina a premiere provider of skilled workers for the biotechnology industry. The facility houses laboratories and classrooms for faculty providing undergraduate and graduate level education in the areas of Process Development, Quality Control and Quality Assurance. The facility, representative of the development labs found in industry, allow students to get hands-on training as part of their collegiate experience.
Architects: Szostak Design Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: RMF Engineering, Durham , NC
Plumbing & Fire Protection: Engineered Designs, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Stewart Engineering, Morrisville, NC
Theater Consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC, Chapel Hill, NC
Acoustics: Creative Acoustics, Westport, CT
Signage: Nancy Frame Design, Durham, NC
Landscape Architecture: Lappas + Havener, PA, Durham, NC
Civil Engineering: Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLC, Raleigh, NC
Cost Estimating: Vermeulens Cost Consultants, Richmond Hill, ON
Project area: 103,000 sq. ft.
Photographs: Tom Arban