a library, fitness rooms and a spa, sleeping
pods and a café. Also featured is an “
interior living forest,” which spans two levels of
the building and can be seen from inside
The labs at CJ Blossom Park start on the
second floor and include all subsequent
floors. In order to achieve flexibility for
future advances in research, the building
utilizes a universal grid system which consists of three planning modules measuring
10.5 feet. This option allows for an easy
transformation to interior spaces, while
avoiding any dramatic changes to the infrastructure.
The facility employs a universal bench
design measuring 5 feet by 2.5 feet—this
setup is non-directional and can therefore be organized in either parallel or
perpendicular direction to offer greater
flexibility for collaboration and teamwork.
To address utility concerns, an overhead
service boom accommodates power, data
and lab gasses.
To save money and energy, a task +
ambient lighting strategy was employed
in CJ Blossom Park. General lighting
(with its lower illuminance requirements)
was separated from the task lighting,
which requires higher foot-candle levels
for more fine-tuned tasks. Energy-intense
light levels were localized solely to the
areas where they are required, rather than
The circulation was placed at the perimeter of the building with the laboratories at the center of each tower. Image: Christopher Barrett Photography
Typical lab floor plan featuring the three “petals” of Biotech (blue), Food (orange) and Pharma (red).