In this laboratory, research is being performed on viruses and bacteria. This is being done under special safety conditions, in high containment and with a specified level of precaution, in this case biosafety Level (BSL) 3 and 4.
In the building people work with those micro-organisms which are highly contagious and cause serious diseases that may spread to the population and for which medicines or vaccinations are in some cases not available.
Inspired by the range of precaution measures, the architectural theme of this project is summarized in the twin phenomenon Filter and Fortress.
Filter for the good and fortress for the bad. Both have a correlation with safety for users and the environment.