White City, London
The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub is a new facility for Imperial College London on its White City campus. The 13-storey scheme will provide flexible accommodation for translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering. It will house research laboratories, an outpatient clinic, a 150-seat auditorium and a series of social spaces to encourage informal exchange of ideas.
The building has a triangular plan which responds to the layout of the existing masterplan, while affording a highly flexible and efficient servicing strategy in which the laboratory and clinic spaces are served by interconnected plant on each floor. A field of vertical fins is set in front of the glazed facades, providing solar shading and privacy to the interior while lending the building a dynamic and distinctive image.
Bob Allies, Billy Choi, Andrew Green, Alice Harwood, Graham Morrison, Paul Motley, Charlie Smith, Robin Sondergaard, Ian Sutherland, Alex Wraight
Imperial College London