Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building
- Client / University of Warwick
- Location / Warwick
- Sector / sciences
- Value / £4.2m
- Status / Completed
- Role / Architect
ApproachThe CMCB is a three storey landmark new build laboratory facility for molecular cancer research.
The building is required to provide accommodation for a world class biomedical research team and will strive to encourage interaction between science disciplines, a driver which informs the design of the CMCB building.
The complexity of reconciling a scientific brief with those of sustainable design is represented in the proposed building façades. The building will use multiple layers of environmental filters from clear glass to brightly coloured vents which turn their orientation from horizontal to vertical as they corner the building and the sun drops in the sky.
Sustainability is at the core of this project and has been designed with innovative passive and active technologies to help achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent.
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Key FactsGross Floor Area: 1,500 sqm
Completion Date: March 2012