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BUILDING
 
 
NMR Laboratorium
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DESIGNER
 
 
UNStudio
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DESCRIPTION
 
NMR, Neutron Magnetic Resonance, is a research technique. Proteins are analysed on their structure and behaviour with the help of high frequency magnetic pulses. One of the fields that profit from the outcome of the tests is the HIV-research.

The new NMR-facilities require space for eight spectrometers (the high frequency magnet) a console and a control board. The magnets are very specific in their behaviour and requirements. They all create magnetic fields of various sizes, dependent on the frequency of the magnets. These fields are sensitive to movement, types of structure, types of installation and so on. Any irregularity within particular distance from the magnets disturbs the results of the test. On the other hand the magnetic radiation also affects people, computers, credit cards, pacemakers, etc..

The magnets determine the main part of the project. This is the core of the building. They determine structure and surface, installation, they direct program and equipment, and they essentially affect circulation.

The building is split up in two different kinds of spaces: specific spaces and non-specific spaces. Both spaces have a maximum possible flexibility. The specific spaces are changeable because of time bound technological progress; the flexible spaces (like offices and public area’s) can be changed in case of increase or decrease of the size of the department.

Courtesy by UNStudio
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MATERIALS
 
steel, reinforced concrete, glass

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Utrecht
Town
Utrecht
Neighborhoods
De Uithof
Address
Leuvelaan
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Research buildings and centers
Research buildings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1998    
Realisation
2001
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Detail 4/2003 [Bauen mit Beton/Concrete Construction], pp. 352-355
Philip Jodidio, Architecture Now! vol.2, Taschen, Köln 2002, pp. 324-329
"NMR Facilities, Utrecht", GA Document 67, ottobre/october 2001, pp. 28-35
"Een gebouw inwikkelen: het Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratorium door UN Studio op de Uithof te Utrecht /The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance laboratory for the University of Utrecht", Architect (The Hague) 9, settembre/september 2001, pp. 86-89
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CLIENT
 
 
Universiteit Utrecht, Dep. Huisvesting en Complexbeheer
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 2.050
 
 
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