Wisconsin Energy Institute to open in Madison in April 2013
March 25, 2013
Designed in phases, the first phase includes five primary labs that focus on molecular biology, chemical engineering and organic chemistry research, a 1,400 square feet applied engineering high-bay laboratory for solar and biofuels projects, and a central NMR. Apart from that the new facility also features two videoconferencing rooms and an education and public outreach suite including biofuel demonstration gardens.
In order to make the place well illuminated, it features an interior light well, which supports each research floor. The light well provides open sightlines and highways for interaction between researchers and staff in the offices and work stations that ring the perimeter of the floor and the laboratories at its interior. Bridge walks spanning the light wells provide accessibility, while break rooms, seating nooks and formal meeting areas offer opportunities for collaboration.
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