The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) celebrated the official opening of the Lambe Institute for Translational Research HRB Clinical Research Facility this week. Payette, joined forces with Reddy Architecture and Urbanism, forces to plan, program, design and oversee the construction of three research buildings on the main campus of the University. These three buildings, known as the “research bundle,” were designed concurrently in 2010, part of a €400 million construction program — the largest expansion of facilities in any university in Ireland. Two of the bundle buildings — the Biosciences Research Building (BRB) and the Hardiman Research Building (HRB) opened their doors in 2014.
The three bundle projects were selected primarily for their programmatic impact on the institution’s research and economic agenda. Equally important was their location within the campus as catalysts. Each building serves as a key intervention in its campus location, jumpstarting the University’s commitment to expanded programming.
The Clinical/Translational Research Facility includes patient-centered clinical space and high technology science research facilities. The facility is a joint development of the Health Service Executive and National University of Ireland, Galway (HSE/NUIG) where sharing of expertise and facilities, including HSE patient casework, will inform new strands of clinical research. The project site is strategically located immediately adjacent to the NUIG Medical Education Building and the Hospital. The placement of the building creates a signature entrance and new green space and “plugs in” to the circulation paths in the existing, adjacent buildings to create a collaborative environment between medical research, medical education and clinical care.
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