▼项目外观，exterior of the project ©Amit Geron
The building for the research laboratories of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), is situated at the southwestern corner of the Ben-Gurion University campus. The edifice is a part of the university’s laboratory buildings complex and is connected to it by a covered walkway.
▼带有屋顶的走廊连接校园其它实验室建筑，the edifice is connected to university’s laboratory buildings complex by a covered walkway ©Amit Geron
A double skin system serves as this section’s envelope, enabling the inner spaces to receive their appropriate exposure to sunlight. This façade consists of an internal glazed curtain wall and an external layer of green u glass, which is perforated by vertical openings of acid u glass louvers that expose the building’s population to the landscape.
▼围护结构采用双层表皮，U型玻璃百叶窗形成垂直向开口，a double skin system serves as this section’s envelope, acid u glass louvers form vertical openings ©Amit Geron
▼立面细节，facade detail ©Dan Chyutin
The NIBN building is comprised of four levels: three for laboratories and researchers’ offices, standing above a transparent ground floor for general public functions such as foyer, faculty lounge, auditorium, cafeteria, and seminar room. These latter operations allow for increased interaction between researchers, thereby enhancing the exchange of knowledge and strengthening academic ties across disciplines. The ground floor’s envelope combines transparent glass façades and exposed concrete walls. The glass façades establish viewing relations between the surrounding urban environment and inner campus areas, dissolving the barrier between them. The exposed concrete walls form a stylistic and material continuation with the neighboring campus buildings. Adjacent to the foyer is a sizeable garden, partly covered by the upper laboratories floors, which creates an inviting and comfortable space for outdoor activities and bestows a sense of tranquility over the building as a whole.
▼首层使用玻璃幕墙和裸露的混凝土墙，the ground floor’s envelope combines transparent glass façades and exposed concrete walls ©Amit Geron
▼靠近门厅的是一个面积相当大的花园，部分被上层实验室遮盖，adjacent to the foyer is a sizeable garden, partly covered by the upper laboratories floors ©Dan Chyutin
▼上面几层围绕着一个方形空间布局，形成了一个高高的开放中庭，the upper floors are organized around a square space that forms an elevated open-air atrium ©Amit Geron
▼内部方形开放空间，internal square open space ©Amit Geron
▼玻璃幕墙建立了室内与周边环境的视觉联系，the glass façades establish viewing relations between the surrounding urban environment and inner campus areas ©Amit Geron
The upper floors are organized around a square space that forms an elevated open-air atrium. Their design is modular and flexible so as to accommodate programmatic changes in terms of laboratory type and size. The laboratories and offices are located at the building’s periphery, while the social spaces with their glass facades and the auxiliary rooms with their plastered walls face the atrium and have views upon the garden.
▼傍晚景象，night view ©Amit Geron
▼花园与门厅空间夜景，night view of the garden and entrance lobby ©Amit Geron
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼标准层平面图，typical floor plan
Architects: Chyutin Architects
Location: Ben-Gurion University. Israel.
Design team: Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Ethel Rosenhek, Jacques Dahan
Laboratories interior: Moshly- Aldar Architects
Area: 6000 sqm
Project year: 2015
Photographs: Amit Geron, Dan Chyutin