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Centre for Plasma Physics and Lasers / Sparch Sakellaridou – Papanikolaou Architects


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  • Taking part Architects: M.Anthopoulou, A.Boudouridou, E.Papaevangelou, Ch.Tsiraggelou
  • Structural Engineers: Okay.Polychronopoulos, Ch.Makris
  • Mechanical And Electric Engineers: EL.TE.ME. Ltd
  • Proprietor: Technological Instructional Institute of Crete
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Textual content description supplied through the architects. The 2500 square new amenities for the Centre for Plasma Physics and Lasers CPPL, a sophisticated analysis and academic development housing sub-femtosecond lasers, are positioned in a powerful space in Rethymnon, Crete. 

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A demand for vibration isolation because of the high-tech lasers, the steep slope of the web page and the horizon with the view of Aegean Sea, led the architects to a idea that brings in combination 3 subject matters: the technological facet, this system and the panorama.

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In a discussion amongst them, those 3 subject matters convergeto a development that is composed of: a forged base, the horizon traced throughout the transparency of an necessarily void floor stage and a linear floating ‘beam’, a suspended white line this is framing the horizon. The concept that is translated to a synthesis between the concrete / darkish / forged / earthy on one aspect and the steel / white / technological / floating at the different, with the horizon trapped between the 2.

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The bottom touches firmly at the floor. Following strict necessities, it’s remoted from every other part of the development. It properties the laser laboratories and auxiliary spaces. Within the labs, specialised units make certain solid temperature and humidity prerequisites, in addition to excessive indoor force, reaching a dust-free setting. Particular care has been taken for the anti-vibrational laboratory flooring, which is totally remoted from the remainder of the development. 

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The bottom is an impartial construction, whilst the V geometry of the steel construction generates grid subdivisions optimizing the anti-seismic and anti-vibrational habits of the development. The linear ‘beam’ properties places of work and improve amenities like a convention room, assembly rooms and a library, With its steel construction that generates openings and grid subdivisions, it sticks out in its white colour and frames the view, whilst a ‘void’ floor flooring properties the doorway foyer and the eating place.

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