The Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) focuses on increasing plant productivity and resistance to stress and environmental changes. If we apply the same logic of lower stress, lower environmental impact and higher productivity for the staff at the CPSC the architects had no other chance but planning the new building with an ETFE roof. Therefore […]

The ‘AV Hill’ building at Manchester University is used by over 50 research groups from Faculties of Life Sciences and Medical & Human Sciences. 300 scientists conduct research predominately on immunology and neuroscience. The ‘biomedical corridor’ connects the Core Technology Facility, Michael Smith and Stopford Buildings was designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ and […]

Named after the Greek god, Hélios is a cosmetics research and development centre for 300 beauty researchers from Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy Parfums among others in the LVMH group. Spanning 55 hectares, Hélios is the largest research centre of its kind in France.   At the heart of the building lies a triangular […]

Texlon® ETFE inflated cladding system

The modern Center for Life and Food Sciences campus of the Technische Universität München (TUM) is home to almost 3,500 students who are studying biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. The structure consists of two single components that are joined by a stunning Texlon® ETFE roof cladding to create a courtyard below. The lightweight barrel vaulted […]

Foor floors of high specification office and laboratories make uo the Institute of Nanotechnology building in Karlsruhe. A lightweight Texlon® ETFE cladding system was used to cover the main atrium aspace. The geometry of the roof was designed to incorporate a pitch to offset extensive water ponding.   The atrium makes use of a Texlon® […]

The Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) is a joint initiative of DESY, the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg. The building has 24 laser measuring rooms and as such the design needed to take the special demands on the structural dynamics associated with the use of advanced lasers. The layouts of the […]