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Behnisch Architekten Wins Competition for New Green-Roofed Agora Cancer Research Centre in Switzerland

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On January 23, 2013 @ 2:03 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof,Sustainable Building | No Comments

AGORA Cancer Center, Behnisch Architekten, switzerland, green roof, cancer center, lausanne, ISREC [5]

Behnisch Architekten [2] just announced their win in the design competition for the new Agora Cancer Centre [3] in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new centre will bring together hundreds of researchers, scientists, doctors and clinicians who need to work together and share their expertise. ISREC’s main goal was to have a building that would foster communication and Behnisch’s design was chosen because it addressed their concerns in a holistic and functional way. The new center will sit between an existing dense urban corridor and a zone of nature and seeks to address both equally and create a harmonious transition.

The multi-story building features a high performance skin to enhance daylight [6] into the entire building, while minimizing heat gain. Some zones can enjoy operable windows for natural ventilation. A green roof [7] tops the building and provides additional recreation space. The building will make use of renewable energy [8] and onsite energy systems to create a sustainable working environment. Construction is expected to be complete in 2016.

+ Behnisch Architekten [2]

+ ISREC [9]

Images ©Behnisch Architekten

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[1] Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC): http://www.isrec.ch/

[2] Behnisch Architekten: http://behnisch.com/

[3] Agora Cancer Center: http://behnisch.com/news/2013/20130121-01

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/behnisch-architekten-wins-competition-for-new-green-roofed-agora-cancer-research-centre-in-switzerland/agora-cancer-center_behnisch-architekten-5/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/behnisch-architekten-wins-competition-for-new-green-roofed-agora-cancer-research-centre-in-switzerland/agora-cancer-center_behnisch-architekten-5/

[6] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting

[7] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofs

[8] renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/renewable-energy

[9] + ISREC: http://www.isrec.ch/en/agora/Architecture.html

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