Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Related people
Kaiyan Mistree (was created by)
Charles Correa (architect)
Description
"The largest neuroscience center in the world, this interdisciplinary research and teaching facility integrates three pioneering institutions devoted to uncovering the mysteries of the brain: The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. A triumph of urban design and engineering, the complex sits on top of an active freight rail corridor and is built around a soaring five-story atrium. Classrooms, offices, conference rooms, wet and dry laboratories, imaging centers, libraries, tearooms, an auditorium, and a five-story atrium coexist with-- and contribute-- the life of the surrounding community. In keeping with MIT's philosophy of sustainable building, architects and engineers have created a system that minimizes energy and water consumption and uses operational strategies that foster a healthy indoor environment. Designed to achieve a Silver LEED rating-a measure of environmental responsibility administered by the U.S. Green Building Council-the complex uses high-performance exterior materials and incorporates gray-water recycling for toilets, heat recovery on the exhaust air stream, and interior finishes that impose a minimal impact on indoor air quality." --http://web.mit.edu/facilities/construction/completed/bcs.html
Style/Period
2000s (2000 - 2009)