The University of Toronto is a world leader in the field of genome research. Together, architectsAlliance and Behnisch Architekten designed and created an advanced research facility that reflects the University’s leadership in the quest for links between genes and disease. The award-winning facility is a sustainable, transparent building that promotes collaborative research within flexible, loft-style laboratories.
On the ground floor, a planted multi-story atrium gracefully connects the Centre to an adjacent heritage campus building. Above, winter gardens and staff lounges punctuate a system of open corridors and stairwells between lab floors, encouraging the informal, interdisciplinary contact on which scientific discoveries are built.