Research center built for interdisciplinary cooperation

January 21, 2011 |
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Childrens Hospital

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, in Houston, the first basic research institute for childhood neurological diseases, is a 13-story twisting tower in the center of the hospital campus. The glass-skinned building twists four degrees counterclockwise at each level, creating a shape reminiscent of the DNA double helix, a theme carried throughout the building. The building provides research facilities for more than 130 scientists with open labs to enhance collaboration among researchers. Project architect Perkins + Will is seeking LEED Silver certification.

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