Bogle Architects wins ‘Oscars of the property world’ MIPIM 2016.

International research and technology facility for high-powered laser experimentation wins award for ‘Best industrial & logistics development’
Bogle Architects has won the ‘Best industrial and logistics development’ MIPIM Award for its ELI Beamlines project. The practice were the lead designers of the project from concept design through to authorship review.
The European Commission part funded the construction of the centre, which was completed in December 2015. Representatives of the international scientific community, ESFRI, the ELI Delivery Consortium and key partners from the Czech Government all attended the opening ceremony.
The ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines facility houses lasers with intensities ten times higher than those currently achievable. The research centre was conceived as a campus within a landscaped setting. It consists of four separate buildings that accommodate offices, laboratories, a multi-functional space with lecture theatre/café, and the principal element: a massive concrete ‘box’, the size to a football pitch that houses the laser hall itself.
The lasers installed within the complex will be used for research into material sciences and engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy and astrophysics.
This new generation of laser technology will make important contributions to cancer diagnosis and therapy.
“We are delighted that the ELI Beamlines project has been recognised by the property industry’s most prestigious award.” – Jan Řídký, Director, Institute of Physics, Prague
“The ELI Beamlines project, commissioned by the EU, is one of Europe’s leading scientific research centres. We are thrilled that the design by Bogle Architects has won such an important award.” – Viktorie Soucek, Director, Bogle Architects
“Conceptually the building grapples with the notion of the ‘Duality of Light’ – creation of light in the laser halls, and the harnessing of natural light in the public areas for the wellbeing of the building’s users.”
“There have been many challenges in the six years since the building’s inception, but we overcame these by the sheer skill, determination and team spirit of all the relevant stakeholders – Client and Design Team alike.” – Ian Bogle, Founder, Bogle Architects.

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