Francis Crick Institute: Laboratory of the year 2017
April 27th, 2017 - The Francis Crick Institute was awarded “Laboratory of the Year 2017” by the prestigious international competition organized by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design, publications of the Advantage Business Media Science Group.
The Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction, awarding merging
thinking, sustainable practices, and creative responses to challenges in the design, construction, and operation of modern laboratories.
Located on central London, UK, The Francis Crick Institute is Europe’s largest and most ambitious biomedical research facility. The building designed by HOK consists of more than 980,000 sq. ft. (90.000 m2), including more than 600,000 sq. ft. (55.000 m2) of laboratories furnished by Flores Valles.
The Crick’s overarching strategy— Discovery without Boundaries— breaks with traditional governance and tenure structures in research institutions, representing a major paradigm shift for biomedical research in the global research community. Multidisciplinary and collaborative environments enable this strategy, grounded in a facility that can flex to meet the Institute’s needs now and well into the future.
The Francis Crick Institute is a physical reflection of this paradigm shift: from the strategic structure of researcher recruiting and staffing, to the strategic placement of lab, support and interaction spaces.
This project, recognizes the liability, quality and innovation of the state-of-the-art steel Laboratory Furniture and Fume Hoods designed, manufactured and installed by Flores Valles.
The project team was honored during the Laboratory Design Conference, held April 24-26, 2017, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, North Carolina, with special mention to the importance of Flores Valles furniture system to the success of the project. Team members received their awards and gave presentations on the project.