Renowned globally for its mental health research, the Research Center at Douglas Hospital needed to expand its animal facility for ongoing studies and establish the new Neurophenotyping Center. The project had to align with the hospital's values, which are "excellence and innovation founded on commitment, collaboration, and education." The proposed plan showcases the unique expertise of the CHRD researchers.
The project involves constructing 1267 m² of laboratories, divided into six distinct sectors: cell culture, surgery rooms, analysis, and biochemistry, pre-clinical, research support, and administrative areas. The new pavilion's architecture mirrors the DNA genetic code.
The building facade features rhythmic panels of colored concrete. Integrating harmoniously with the heritage surroundings, the contemporary design is a reflection of the international reputation of the research center.