Purdue University, Flex Lab Facility

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Purdue University, Flex Lab Facility

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Because the engineering disciplines are morphing and recombining year by year, a lab purpose-built for a specific kind of research may very well be out of date within the decade.  A super-flexible lab layout, with re-combinable bench space and support labs, high-bay research space, low vibration basement labs for optics, and a complementary landscape of hoteling offices, open work areas, hot desk space and “work cafes” addresses rapid evolution.

Lab and work areas are visually connected by uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling glass that brings in daylight, puts research on display, and reinforces an exciting sense of common intellectual pursuit.

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Lab and work areas are visually connected by uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling glass that brings in daylight, puts research on display, and reinforces an exciting sense of common intellectual pursuit. This transparency, coupled with Flex Lab's efficient plan, is carried into the simple form of the three-story building.

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A glass and aluminum curtainwall shifts in and out to accommodate work areas along the facade. The wall is punctuated by brick planes that break up the long facade and make the simple diagram of the plan legible in the building form.

The brick ties the building to the architecture of the main campus while the curtainwall, with its textured pattern of mullions, relates to Flex Lab's immediate surroundings in Discovery Park, the area south of Purdue's main campus where the standard of red brick and limestone has been relaxed to allow a more modern expression. The building is positioned to create a western edge to the Discovery Park's wedge-shaped lawn while setting up a future-phase expansion to the west.

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详情

时间
2017
项目地点
West Lafayette, IN
项目规模
108,000 GSF
功能
Laboratories, Open Work Areas and Offices, Work Cafés

团队

管理合伙人
Kevin McClurkan
项目设计师
Alex O'Briant
项目经理
Emily Kirkland
项目建筑师
Colin Davis
团队
Amy Maresko
主任建筑师
Jacobs

专业顾问

机械/电气/水管
Jacobs
结构
CE Solutions
Civil/Landscape
EMH&T
实验室规划
Jacobs Consultancy
实用程序
Applied Engineering Services
施工经理
Pepper Construction