Centre for Translational & Interdisciplinary Research, Dundee
Construction of the College of Life Sciences' new CTIR annex building began in July 2012, and is due to be opened officially in October 2014. The building was designed with an aim to provide greater transparency between the College and the work they do and the people and city of Dundee. This was achieved architecturally by combining large areas of glass with perforated cladding panels showcasing unique artwork based on the work of the College.
The artwork, named "The Scales of Life", was created by artist Professor Elaine Shemilt and a team from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design together with Regius Professor Michael Ferguson and BMJ Architects.
James & Taylor interpreted the pattern following a collaborative workshop with the artists, client and architects, to create bespoke perforated anodised aluminium panels.
16 columns of large bespoke cladding panels bedeck the building's 3 facades, each column representing one of the 4 key scales of life: Molecular, Organeller, Cellular and Tissue. The facade cladding panels are made from high quality anodised aluminium, each one 1.5m wide x 3.6m tall.
Images supplied courtesy of BMJ Architects.