BDP has been employed by NUIG to provide mechanical and electrical services consultancy for the design and construction of its new Human Biology Building. This complex new facility encompasses the three schools of pharmacology, physiology and gross anatomy. The building will house teaching, research laboratories and research facilities.
The design has incorporated significant elements of passive design where it would traditionally be avoided and engineered systems that have been innovatively designed and controlled to minimise their environmental impact.
The building is set around a central atrium which provides good daylight to the central core and the circulation areas. The labs use a hybrid ventilation system with a mix of natural and mechanical ventilation to take advantage of night cooling. It will achieve an A rating under the Commercial Energy Rating marking scheme.
The building will house up to 1400 people including staff, researchers and students and marks the start of a number of science and research buildings the university is embarking upon.