▼项目外观，externl view of the building
The University of Washington recently opened the new gateway to the life sciences on its Seattle campus with a state-of-the-art building created for the next generation of research, teaching and public outreach. Designed by global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, the highly innovative and sustainable Life Sciences Building (LSB), including a 20,000 square-foot greenhouse, creates a new centerpiece for UW Biology. Home to the largest undergraduate major on campus, UW Biology educates more STEM students than any other program in the state.
▼项目一侧为温室，on one side of the building was a green house
“Perkins+Will’s design of the Life Sciences Building will help us achieve our vision for the future of biologyat theUW,” said Steve Majeski, associate dean with the College of Arts and Sciences at the UW.“Much more than a building, the LSB provides the facilities and structure to enable innovative and collaborative cutting-edge research and act as a hub for student discovery, transforming the way we teach the next generation of scientists with spaces for collaboration among students, faculty and staff.”
▼项目外观，通道连接项目入口和温室，an access connected the project and the green house
▼项目一侧阶梯状的广场，terraced plaza on one side of the building
▼入口前的休息空间，rest area in front of the entrance
▼透过玻璃立面可以看到公共区域中的活动，public area could be seen through the glazed facade
One of the design’s most unique elements is the elevator core, wrapped in custom-milled slabs from 200-foot Douglas fir trees. Designed to mimic the way the trees appeared in the woods, the wide base of the trees on the first floor progressively narrows and tapers as it rises to the floors above. The nine trees from a forest in the Olympic Peninsula were donated by Leopold-Freeman Forests, LLC, as part of Scott and Susan Freeman’s watershed restoration efforts described in the book Saving Tarboo Creek.
▼通透的公共空间，transparent public space
▼核心筒采用花旗松板材覆面，elevator core covered wrapped in custom-milled slabs from Douglas fir trees
Designed for team-focused collaboration, offices,laboratories and common-use spaces are placed in close proximity to each other. Open, modular and flexible research and teaching areas are designed to be able to adapt to emerging researchquestions that require novel methods and new instruments. To encourage impromptu encounters, the interior features a suspended staircase with oversized landing areas; the exterior features a courtyard with cascading stairs and reclaimed wood benches along with a rooftop deck with seating adjacent to a cafe.
▼走廊一侧开放的交流空间，communication space on the corridor
▼室外交流平台，outdoor communication platform
Perkins+Will资深助理董事和项目建筑师 Devin Kleiner表示：“生物学运用整合化方式让人们来了解自然界。深受这种理念的启发，设计将多种自然元素与创新永续的设计特征相结合，并通过自然元素构建视觉焦点。”
“Biology takes an integrative approach to understanding the natural world,” said Devin Kleiner, project architect and senior associate with Perkins+Will. “Inspired by that philosophy, the design combines elements of nature as the visual focal points with innovative and sustainable design features.”
▼办公室，实验室和共用空间紧邻设置，office, lab and common-use space are placed closely to each other
Tracking to LEED Gold, the building’s highly innovative sustainable design was a result of a unique collaboration between designers and students from UW Solar, who helped analyze features, write grants, and give presentations. LSB boasts the first-of-its-kind installation of vertical glass solar fins on its exterior, one that is anticipated to generate enough electricity to light more than 12,400 square feet of offices throughout the year. Other sustainable features include operable windows for natural ventilation cooling, chilled beams and waves, a water reclamation system for greenhouse irrigation, radiant floors and rooftop solar panels. Students and visitors can learn about the research conducted within the building as well as real-time information about the building’s energy and water usage from a touchscreen dashboard on the first floor.
▼建筑立面，采用用竖向玻璃肋板太阳能光伏装置，vertical glass solar fins installed on the facade
In close proximity to the city’s largest commuter trail, the Burke Gilman, LSBoffers a range of public amenities, including eventual access to the greenhouse with 3,400 species of plants, thelargest teaching collection in the state; a 90-foot-long art wall by Seattle artist Claude Zervas; public bike racks, a café and indoor/outdoor seating.