ELI Beamlines wins the Project of the Year Award at the 2014 Czech Architecture Week.
The research campus, set within a landscaped setting consisting of four separate buildings, accommodating offices, laboratories, a multi-functional space with a lecture theatre and café and the principal element: a massive concrete ‘box’, comparable in size to a football pitch, housing the laser hall itself.
A lightweight roof floats over the atrium or ‘heart’ of the building, with louvres providing shade during summer, allowing sun to penetrate and heat the atrium during winter.
Located in Dolni Brezany, Prague, Czech Republic, the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines facility is an international research and technology facility for high-powered laser experimentation.
From left: Barbora Markechova and Viktorie Souckova from Bogle Architects, with Josef Pleskot, Miroslav Repa, Doc. Ing. arch. Radomíra Sedláková, CSc, Mgr. Daniel Herman (Minister of Culture), ing.arch. Jan Fibiger Csc (Director of SIA ), Jan Holasek (CAW), and Peter Ivanov (CAW)