Champalimaud Center for the Unknown – Lisbon, Portugal
This facility will house facilities for translational research, radiation and infusion treatment and diagnostic imaging. The adjacent Tagus River allows a geothermal heat-sink for temperature control and provides water without refrigeration for radiant cooling. Extensive modelling was performed to study and optimize day lighting and control glare in this extremely bright climate.
Responsibility: Prior to joining The Facade Group, staff for this project led the technical team in support of Charles Correa's design vision. Special challenges included extensive construction below a very high water table, 60 feet tall free standing walls, 120 feet long spans of floor area over the entry, curved stone veneers, integration of extensive MEP systems and extreme attention to the aesthetic impact of every detail.
Architect: Charles Correa Associates/RMJM Architects