Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre is now open

Cardiff university brain research imaging centre is now open

Queen Elizabeth II has officially opened Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), one of the UK’s top Universities for neuro-imaging, psychology and psychiatry

Designed by IBI Group and constructed by BAM, the CUBRIC building is a spacious, collaborative and sustainable environment, designed to inspire a specialist research community comprising some of the world’s leading experts in brain mapping, neuroscience, clinical research and genetics. These scientists will seek to provide unprecedented insights into the causes of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, as well as understanding the workings of the normal, healthy brain.

Cardiff university brain research imaging centre is now open

IBI Group Architect, Richard Golledge said:

I firmly believe the spaces in which we inhabit play a significant role and impact upon our physical and mental wellbeing. As a result, we set out to create an internal environment that is welcoming, bright and uplifting and that functionally, fully supports those who use it.

The building’s welcoming interior focuses on rich materials such as wood, bold colours and geometric shapes to create a professional but relaxed space. Research facilities include Europe’s most powerful brain scanner, the Siemens 3 Tesla Connectom MRI system, a specially adapted MRI scanner of which there is only one other in the world at Harvard University in the USA.

Cardiff university brain research imaging centre is now open

CUBRIC is the second phase of the Science and Innovation Campus development at Cardiff University. The first phase was the Hadyn Ellis Building, also designed by IBI Group. Using a similar palette of materials, the buildings sit harmoniously side by side, and are planned to encourage researchers to connect and collaborate within each facility.

Professor Derek Jones, Director of Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, said:

This is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work by many people over several years. The combination of the very best staff in their field and some of the most powerful scanners in the world has the potential for breakthroughs that could make a real difference to people’s lives around the world.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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