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Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus

Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus
Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus, Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects

Bogle Architects has won the 2014 Czech Architect Week "Architectural Project of the Year” award for their ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines project in Prague, Czech Republic. The campus, designed as four separate structures connected within a landscaped setting, will be the first laser research and technology facility to involve scientists from the global research community for high-powered laser experimentation.

Courtesy of Bogle Architects Site. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Atrium (render). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Entrance (in-progress). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects + 9

Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Courtesy of Bogle Architects

As Bogle describes, “ELI Beamlines will house the infrastructure for world-class laser research, in particular the investigation into applications of laser-matter interaction at the highest light intensity levels. The lasers installed within the complex will have intensities 10 times higher than those currently achievable and will be used for research into material sciences and engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy and astrophysics, and this new generation of laser technology will make important contributions to cancer diagnosis and therapy.”

Atrium (render). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Atrium (render). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Site. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Site. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects

The campus is being funded by The European Commission. It will accommodate state-of-the-art office and laboratory space, as well as a multi-functional auditorium with lecture theater and cafe, and a “massive concrete” laser hall sheltered by a lightweight floating roof. 

The project was originally awarded to Bogle through an international competition and is scheduled to complete in 2015.

Entrance (in-progress). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Entrance (in-progress). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dolní Brežany, Czech Republic
  • Design Team

    Ian Bogle, Viktorie Soucek, Holm Bethge, Oliver Blumschein
  • Client

    Fyzikální ústav Akademie véd ČR, v.v.i., Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • MEP

    PBA International Prague, spol. s.r.o.
  • Structure

    Nemec Polák, spol. s.r.o.
  • Civil Engineering

    AED Project, a.s.
  • Vibrations

    Arup
  • Project Manager / Cost Consultant

    Gleeds
  • Area

    31600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus" 07 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/565355/bogle-architects-win-building-of-the-year-award-for-laser-research-campus/> ISSN 0719-8884

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