The DNA code in the form of a building
Newly integrally designed research building
Vienna, 22nd January 2016 – Following a competition process during which ATP Vienna was able to convince the pharmaceuticals company Boehringer Ingelheim RCV (Regional Center Vienna) of the quality of its integrated design, the new building of the Research Institute for Molecular Pathology (IMP) has taken shape. The topping out ceremony for the very special building has now been held at the Vienna Biocenter. All those present agreed that the impressive complex – which was conceived “as a representation of the decoding of DNA” - enriches the built environment.
The new building, which measures around 15,000 square meters, is designed to encourage communication amongst the approximately 250 researchers. To this end, ATP architects engineers started the design process by visiting and analyzing a number of internationally famous research institutions. The result of this was the development of state-of-the-art laboratory and office zones whose circulation patterns and visual contacts positively promote exchange between the building’s inhabitants.
In addition to this, a resource-saving energy concept in which a large part of the energy is recycled was developed in integrated cooperation with ATP sustain.