Irb2 laboratory, P3 animal house, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Via Vela 6, Bellinzona – CH

IRB – Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Via Vela 6, Bellinzona – CH
February 22, 2020
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IRB Foundation, Bellinzona, canton of Tessin (CH).



The new P3 animal house is opposite the main IRB building, on a plot of land with two constructions:
• a 1925 Liberty style house, listed by the cantonal cultural commission.
• a disaffected industrial building.

The project frees up the house and sets it off against contiguous buildings.

A patio helps to make this distinction among the constructed elements and brings natural light to the workspaces and laboratories.

The ground floor is taken up by a large animal house with a P3 protection level, made up of 3 distinct sectors as well as being fully equipped to guarantee the non-contamination of the complex and the environment.

The first floor laboratories are linked to the animal house. The cancer research group (IOSI) takes up the second floor.

Administrative departments, a small staff restaurant plus staff, researcher and university guest accommodation are all provided for in the four-storey «Liberty House».