Biosciences Research Building
Galway / Ireland
Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
Reddy Architecture and Urbanism
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
REMEDI: Biosciences Research Building
118 Corrib Village, Galway, H91 FD82, Ireland
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
Sited in a rolling meadow in Galway, Ireland, with uninterrupted views in four directions, the Biosciences Research Building (BRB) is the first phase of a new North Campus Science Precinct at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). The BRB provides high technology science research space dedicated to cancer research, regenerative medicine, chemical biology and BSL3 animal research, and is one of the most energy efficient research buildings in the world dedicated to such an intense scientific agenda.
Year completed (or major renovation)
Building Certifications (check all that apply)
Link(s) for more information
Special Design Features
Other Design Features
Energy Use Intensity (energy consumption per year)
- Curtain Wall
Prevalent Glazing Type
- double glazing
Main Cladding Material
Typical U-value Glazed Facade Elements
Typical U-value Solid Facade Elements
- Single Skin Facade
Solar Shading Strategy
- Dynamic Exterior Shading
- Exterior Movable Louvers or Blinds
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Type of Ventilation Strategy
- Double sided
Area of the building that can be served solely by natural ventilation
Does the facade produce energy?