The proposal for the new building of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics celebrates the innovation in research and scientific progress led by the institute’s researchers. Covering 8.500m² in total, including an additional 1.600m² for amphitheatre and support spaces, the celebration of ingenuity of the Institute is creatively interpreted in the organic flow of the buildings, which are connected by a central water element.
This new wing of the Institute is connected to the existing building by a steel structured bridge, enclosed in an aluminium panel envelope. Responding to the bioclimatic parameter of the region, the structure features distinct shading systems such as a special membrane on the curtain wall glazing, horizontal metal louvres and pergolas located on the exterior areas. There is also a system of photovoltaic panels at the roof. The entrance to the new building is marked by a brick facade that also denotes the presence of the amphitheatre.