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  7. National Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin Architects

National Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin Architects

  • 22:00 - 23 March, 2016
National Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin Architects
National Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Dan Chyutin © Amit Geron © Dan Chyutin + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Derech Ben Gurion, Bat Yam, Israel
  • Design Team

    Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Ethel Rosenhek, Jacques Dahan
  • Laboratories Interior

    Moshly-Aldar Architects
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Text description provided by the architects. The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, Ben-Gurion University. Israel.

The building for the research laboratories of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), is situated at the southwestern corner of the Ben-Gurion University campus. The edifice is a part of the university’s laboratory buildings complex and is connected to it by a covered walkway.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
Section
Section
© Dan Chyutin
© Dan Chyutin

The NIBN building is comprised of four levels: three for laboratories and researchers' offices, standing above a transparent ground floor for general public functions such as foyer, faculty lounge, auditorium, cafeteria, and seminar room. These latter operations allow for increased interaction between researchers, thereby enhancing the exchange of knowledge and strengthening academic ties across disciplines. The ground floor's envelope combines transparent glass façades and exposed concrete walls. The glass façades establish viewing relations between the surrounding urban environment and inner campus areas, dissolving the barrier between them. The exposed concrete walls form a stylistic and material continuation with the neighboring campus buildings. Adjacent to the foyer is a sizeable garden, partly covered by the upper laboratories floors, which creates an inviting and comfortable space for outdoor activities and bestows a sense of tranquility over the building as a whole.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
© Dan Chyutin
© Dan Chyutin

The upper floors are organized around a square space that forms an elevated open-air atrium. Their design is modular and flexible so as to accommodate programmatic changes in terms of laboratory type and size. The laboratories and offices are located at the building’s periphery, while the social spaces with their glass facades and the auxiliary rooms with their plastered walls face the atrium and have views upon the garden. A double skin system serves as this section’s envelope, enabling the inner spaces to receive their appropriate exposure to sunlight. This façade consists of an internal glazed curtain wall and an external layer of green u glass, which is perforated by vertical openings of acid u glass louvers that expose the building's population to the landscape.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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Cite: "National Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin Architects" 23 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/784310/national-institute-for-biotechnology-chyutin-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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