Center for Disease control complex

Center for Disease control complex

Architect
STUDIO NICOLETTI ASSOCIATI
Category
Laboratories

Center for Disease control complex

STUDIO NICOLETTI ASSOCIATI as Architects

International competition, first phase winner


The Biolab Squadron consists of labs sealed within two similar elements evoking Nautilus shells. The two shells, forming the Biolab Squadron, are a metaphoric example of the highest formal and technological sophistication of the most advanced laboratories conceived and the extremely harmful pathogenic viruses of our planet which are studied within themselves. The Biolab Squadron outer skin pattern is made of interlacing geometric incisions reproducing the four conventional symbols attributed to the DNA sequence of the bacteria being studied. The result is a surface perfectly homogenous and uniform in its overall material, but mysteriously engraved by symbols illegible by most people. A sense of arcane volumetric unity bearing an enigmatic and indecipherable message emanates from this surface treatment.

Project Credits
School of Plastic Arts Oaxaca
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School of Plastic Arts Oaxaca

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Oaxaca, Mexico - Build completed in 2008
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