Principe Felipe Research Centre
|function||clinic, health care, laboratorium|
This centre for biomedical research is placed next to the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. The functional plan distinguishes between two main uses: an area designed for research and another one for the services and the management of the building. The research area consists of three cubic volumes, which emerge from a square flanked by the general services area. These ones are enveloped with a double-skinned, translucent glass protected, horizontal aluminium slats that filter the natural light, providing the interior with a large amount of indirect light. Inside the building one finds the laboratories and in the base of the towers, below ground level, a technical service area that provides all the technical support to the laboratories. The three cubic volumes are articulated by two glass towers that accommodate the main stairs and lifts.