The exterior of the building is coated in u-glass profiles, which change character when weather and light conditions change. At night, the building lights up like a lighthouse. Inside, the building is mostly composed of concrete, which is practical and allows for easy cleanup after experiments. Daylighting plays a major role throughout the interior spaces, and rainwater collected from the roof is purified and used inside the building. The layout and floorplans of the entire four story building are open, allowing students to utilize the space as they need it during the course of their experiments. NORD Architects insist that ‘if a future scientists needs to make a hole in the concrete floor to carry out his experiment, it is quite all right’. NORD Architects was recently nominated for a Mies van der Rohe award.
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