Architect and Builder March 2021 - Page 28

BIOMEDICAL

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences , Stellenbosch University
CLIENT Stellenbosch University
ARCHITECT Roelof Rabe Architects
LABORATORY FACILITY PLANNING & DESIGN LTS Health Africa
PROJECT MANAGER Glad Africa Group
CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS Ekcon Consulting Engineers

As one of the top medical and health sciences faculties in South Africa , Stellenbosch University ’ s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has a responsibility to lead the endeavour to ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all .

The Faculty ’ s new Biomedical Research Institute ( BMRI ) forms a fully integrated , future-focused and superbly organised research complex that matches and in several ways , exceeds the best the world has to offer .
The BMRI , which is based at the University ’ s Tygerberg Campus , is dedicated to understanding the genetic and biomolecular basis of disease and will be decidedly African in focus . This research facility is on par with the most advanced biomedical research facilities in the world . The new facility allows for the immediate expansion of current research activities , as well as the strengthening of research and teaching capacity in fields such as bioinformatics , genomics , anatomy , surgery and neurology .
ELECTRICAL , ELECTRONIC , MECHANICAL & FIRE ENGINEERS Triocon
ACOUSTIC ENGINEERS SRL South Africa
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS JG Afrika
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Terra +
MAIN CONTRACTOR WBHO Construction
PHOTOGRAPHY Southland Photography
To connect respectfully with the existing architecture , the new building retained the order , modularity , and horizontal lines of the existing structures
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