Academia Sinica Interdisciplinary Research Building

The Academia Sinica Interdisciplinary Research Building is established for the purpose of implementing biodiversity researches, applied sciences and interdisciplinary researches. Through integrating research resources in different fields, including biodiversity, evolution genetic research, interdisciplinary projects and ultra-precision technology, the establishment aims to promote biotechnological researches and innovations.


The site is located at the north-western corner of the Academia Sinica, Nankang, with its west side bordering the Scz Fen Brook and overlooking the mountains.


Besides shaping an inner court space that connects with the existing biological research buildings on the campus to form a cluster, the volume keeps at a distance recessed from the adjacent residential building on the north side. The volume is divided into a lab building and an administrative building to
realize biological safety zone and commands a mountain view on the west side.


Every two levels are grouped for a disciplinary field and the upper and lower levels are linked through the design of a corridor and partial atrium. The exterior walls of the lab are surrounded with maintenance corridor and fume hood ducts preserved for future expansion. Special labs consist of public instrument center; ultra-precision lab with micro-vibration resistant design, and a BSL-2 lab in the cross-disciplinary research center.


For building design expression, the lab building and administration building take the shape of checkered DNA spiral axis. The meshed glass sunshade in the pattern of decoded DNA markers is fixed in the maintenance corridor of the external wall and shields off the strong sunlight from the south side. Administration research building adopts high penetration glass curtains to symbolize the image of the “brain” of the whole building, achieving a contained yet expressive formal imagery of the next-generation research building.

Location: 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan

Structural system: RC

Site area: 208,321 ㎡

Building coverage: 3,242 ㎡

Total floor area: 32,875 ㎡

No. of storie: 2 below, 8 above grade

Design period: 2009.02.27 ~ 2010.02.15

Const. period: 2010.02.16 ~ 2012.12.30

類別: R&D

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