We recently completed the design for the entire research fit-out for the newly formed Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech). The Institute seeks to become a groundbreaking center for academic research in Russia. The 650,000 SF of research space include laboratories for stem cell, space, computer science, large material development and testing, nanotechnology and energy storage and hydrocarbon recovery. Research space is organized around multiple central core facilities such as an experimental semiconductor cleanroom with Class 5 and 6 environments, high bay testing labs, machine shops, vivarium, advanced imaging and an NMR suite.
Construction for the entire university started in 2015, and today the shell and core of the first buildings are nearing completion. The above ground buildings are built on top of a basement area that covers the entire site. The concrete frame construction, based on a 7x7M grid, sets the background for a flexible “kit of parts” approach. This will ensure that the varying demands are meet for the range of research requirements. Construction progress will continue across the site. Currently, construction activities are focused on the façade installation and the core / shell mechanical fit-out.
As the construction continues, we can see our design coming to life and are excited for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology to open their new academic research center in the near future!