A modern, 6,000 m² building within the Ruđer Bošković Institute is going to be built based on the project by an architectural team consisting of Nika Dželalija, Iva Martinis, Krešimir Renić and Darko Šeparović.
The joint decision by the Zagreb Society of Architects and the Ministry of Science and Education was made public on 12 Feb 2017. 23 projects were submitted to the tender in the period between 15 Nov 2016 and 24 Jan 2017. The winning team’s project consists of two rooms, one for a biomedicine and chemistry lab and the other for animal testing, connected by a glass bridge. The complex will include a communal outside space with terraces and a place to rest.
Part of the Institute’s project called “Open Scientific Infrastructural Platforms for Innovative Application in the Economy and Society” (O-ZIP), the new complex is meant to be funded from the EU Structural Funds. A total of €55 million will be spent on renovating the entire infrastructure consisting of around 20 buildings and labs and building a new complex. According to Tome Antičić, the Institute’s director, the new building will be located behind the fifth wing, in the southern part of the complex. A feasibility study is to be conducted in a few months and the works should start by the end of 2018.
Source: Večernji list