Home to a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary center that combines clinical research with medical applications.
Li Ka Shing Center
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NDM RESEARCH BUILDING (OLD ROAD CAMPUS)
Country: UK, EnglandLocation: OxfordPurpose: science, educationMain Contractor: BAM ConstructArchitect: Make Architects
Our contribution: Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
Open thanks to the support in the form of a
grant worth 20 million pounds from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, biomedical
research center in Oxford employs scientists from around the world to analyze
biomedical data from hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
PROJECT Li Ka Shing Center for Health Information
and Discovery houses a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary center that combines
clinical research with medical applications. The integrated facility is at the
forefront of drug discovery for heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, and it
is adjacent to two other medical research facilities designed by Make.
Together, they represent a long-term plan to expand and modernize the Old Road
campus of the University of Oxford. The building was given a
distinctive shape with a tapered peak, which reflects its unique role in campus
buildings. Inside the spaces are carefully designed laboratories. The body of
the building is visible immediately upon entering the campus, creating a
pleasant and legible interior design, while the spectacular elm covered
staircase is eye-catching as it winds its way through the four-story atrium and
unites the floors both physically and visually. The communication lines were intended to enable collaboration and communication
of individual research teams.
A characteristic sculptural work by Julian
Wild entitled "The Origin" was placed in front of the building. It
takes the form of a kind of bridge. It consists of two rectangular bars
emerging from the ground, which meet in the middle where the network is divided
into rectangular blocks. It has a height of 5 m, 12 m long and 2.2 m wide and
is made of stainless steel, for the most part painted red. In the center of the
bridge halves sculptures break up the network of pixel rectangular blocks,
revealing a polished stainless steel core. When the sun shines from the south,
the sculpture is reflected in the windows of the building behind it.
The center was officially opened on May 17,
MAS Design as an independent office has been present on the market since 2013. MAS Design is a leading design office in Poland implementing projects in the BIM formula. Our management team has over 15 years of experience in the facade cladding industry, collected while designing and implementatingthe facades.