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A Well Crafted Connection

Posted by BIMtoField in Structural Steel    06/1/2011

A Well-Crafted Connection

Rockefeller University’s $4.8 million Collaborative Research Center project is expected to do more than repair and modernize two aging research facilities. A parallel goal is to create an environment that facilitates and stimulates connections between scientists, researchers and staff that work in the two facilities. 

To help achieve this vision, the Mitchell/Giurgola architectural firm and Turner Construction conceived a sweeping 8-level, glass bridging building that brings the historic limestone and masonry Halls together using vertical circulation areas. The bridging building incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of natural light and sweeping views of the East River. Inside, architects called for a metal structure with wood slats throughout the hourglass-shaped interior atrium to create an organic feel that melds with the outside environment. Read More >
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