Innovation Center for BioScience
In the BioCenter, you can find business assistance and advisory services for biotech companies, laboratory space, conference rooms, and fully-equipped offices, technology transfer via the central laboratory, and many other services.
With the wide amount of services offered, this building deserved an architectural design that reflected the high value of the activity that takes place within its walls and its contribution to the scientific community.
BioCenter is the first newly constructed content of the university campus in the former barracks ''Borongaj''. Sketches for the Innovation Centre for BioScience, the first object of its kind in Croatia, were started in 2008, and projects of BioCenter were completed in 2010. The construction of the facility size 6757 m2 lasted from 2012 to 2015.
The complete façade of this building shows a huge structure of sunshades that reflect the sun with its white color while they protect the interior of the building from the sun's heat.
This magnificent design shows a futuristic yet sustainable façade that contributes to the energy saving of the building.
From the architect, "The circular form corresponds to the beginning and leaves open the possibility of forming the main directions and groups of objects within the future new solution for the campus. At the same time, the communicational circular corridor is continuous communication between laboratories, which has no beginning and no end, nor hierarchy between the individual spaces."
Sunshades & Louvers
Max Compact Exterior
Jana Kocbek and Davor Katušić