Biomedical research Building in Portugal
Text: Detail Daily
More than a formal / plastic exercise, And-Ré the architects of this proposal for a biomedical research centre for the Combra University in Portugal, argue that the apparently folding forms of the façade are a creative response to intense environmental criteria and high performance functional requirements.
The building relies on a rational organization of the column and beam structure and lift cores which allows a rational organization of the complex functions of the building. The interesting part, the façade, is conceived as a 'Morphological Skin' and is made of metallic panels.