STI Offices and Laboratories
Offices and Laboratories, 2010-2011
STI is a company which produces cardiac and brain implants. The main building organisation and structural principles have emerged from a careful investigation of the programmatic and technical constraints and the formulation of an in-depth programmatic brief.
The building is split into 3 functional strips. The Southern strip is an adaptable and flexible large span space clear of columns while the northern strip including vertical circulation shafts as well as MEP spaces.
The middle strip, 2m wide is the main circulation axis connecting the western entrance lobby to eastern service yard.
In order to allow easy access of all building services from the roof to the different levels, the southern wall is developed as a service shaft with the flexibility for future increase or radically change the technical systems included in the laboratories.
To allow strong visual connections between the main functional spaces and natural light penetration through the levels, two voids are pushed through the levels and between them a ‘clean room’ is located - allowing controlled visual and lighting conditions