The new Francis Crick Institute Building - London
Francis Crick at NightThe Francis Crick Institute building lit up at Dusk
The construction of the institute's new facilities at St Pancras was completed in August 2016, I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to photograph this building over the past few years, its been an amazing project to follow. The new building, located in the London Borough of Camden, sits amid a unique cluster of scientific skill, leading hospitals and one of the world's top universities, UCL. It will provide a new focal point for the considerable talent and knowledge in the area while playing its part in the life of the local community.
As well as being a substantial centre in its own right, the Francis Crick Institute exerts wider influence as a flagship for UK biomedical science.
Sculpture and glass - Francis Crick LondonThe Conrad Shawcross sculpture in front of the New Francis Crick Building in London
London artist Conrad Shawcross has been commissioned to create a stunning piece of public art for the institute, this you can see on the right of the above image at the front of the building. The sculpture will be a feat of engineering. Starting from a base of under one metre wide, that seemingly punctures the pavement, each subsequent tetrahedron form will grow steadily in volume to the top tetrahedron that is a monumental five-metres wide. To read more about Conrad and his work, Click Here.
Francis Crick LondonThe New Francis Crick Institute Building in London lit up at night Francis Crick LondonThe New Francis Crick Institute Building in London lit up at night time
Francis Crick LondonThe new Francis Crick Institute building in London lit up at night Researchers from the Crick's legacy institutes are gradually starting to move into the new Crick Lab in a phased process that will take a number of months.
Designed by architects HOK with PLP Architecture, The Francis Crick building was developed with input from scientists, local residents and community groups, the building supports the goals of the institute and promotes public engagement.
Architecturally, there are strong links between the new institute and the historic buildings in the local area. Both the masonry and the distinctive vaulted roof recall features of the adjacent St Pancras International station.
The vaulted roof is arranged into two shells. This feature is not simply decorative, it conceals the heating and cooling units and incorporates solar panels. To see and read more about the architecture of this stunning building please click here.
Design Brief Pdf Francis Crick Institute - LondonThe entrance to the Francis Crick Institute building showing the Auditorium
Just inside the glass entrance to the right is the 450-seat auditorium where they will host national and international conferences, Designed by HOK Architects
Francis Crick Institute - LondonLooking up - A view looking up inside the Francis Crick Institute Building in London
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View from the Roof - Francis Crick LondonA view out across St Pancras station from the Francis Crick building in London
Stunning Views across St Pancres International station and London.
Exterior by PLP Architecture