Project Type:Laboratory, Office BuildingProject Location:Galway
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Awards and Acknowledgements:AIA Committee on the Environment:2016 Top TenDesign Features:Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, 'Layered Lab' Concept, Radiant Heating, Permeable Paving, Bioswales, Precast Concrete Structure
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Sited in a rolling meadow in Galway, Ireland, with uninterrupted views in four directions, the Biosciences Research Building (BRB) is the first phase of a new North Campus Science Precinct at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). The BRB provides high technology science research space dedicated to cancer research, regenerative medicine, chemical biology and BSL3 animal research, and is one of the most energy efficient research buildings in the world dedicated to such an intense scientific agenda. It was also constructed for an extremely low cost per SF ($413), as compared to similar facilities, which typically cost $600-800/SF. In fact, 89% of the building is used for research space.
(Source: AIA COTE 2016)