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Ennead Architects Makes Progress on New University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building

Ennead Architects Makes Progress on New University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building
Ennead Architects Makes Progress on New University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building , Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has recently celebrated the completion of the steel core of a new 295,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building (BSB) and Museum of Natural History with a topping out ceremony at the University of Michigan. Due to open in 2018, the BSB will bring together the departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Research Museums of Paleontology and Zoology, and a re-envisioned Museum of Natural History.

Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

In order to foster intimacy and collaboration, the building has been designed with small, interconnected “lab neighborhoods” sized appropriately for specific research endeavors.

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Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Two glazed atriums unify the building’s three volumes, allowing for visual connectivity between research and museum spaces.

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Courtesy of Ennead Architects

With an education-focused mission, the museum space within the project will exhibit collections that communicate the research conducted at the University. Specialized programs, such as two investigative libraries, a multimedia presentation space, and a seventy-seat digital dome theater will be incorporated into the Museum.

Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

The building will complete a new “Science Neighborhood” for the University, unifying a residential zone, the life sciences quad, and the main axis through the campus, the “Diag.”

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Ennead Architects Makes Progress on New University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building " 07 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792615/ennead-architects-makes-progress-on-new-university-of-michigan-biological-sciences-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Ennead 建筑事务所的密歇根大学生物科学新校区取得进展