The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is the first major academic building that announces the presence of the campus within West Philadelphia. This is a project from the WEISS/MANFREDI Studio – from New York.
Located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, which is open to all institutions – academic and industrial, the new 78,000 square foot facility will have state-of-the-art lab spaces and also contains following rooms:
- a 10,000 square foot clean room, amber-colored glazing – which prevents ultraviolet light transmittance;
- a top floor multipurpose forum for events and symposia, that cantilevers 68 feet over the courtyard;
- a 6,500 square foot Characterization Suite;
- a 12,000 square foot of Laboratory Modules;
- a new landscaped courtyard along Walnut Street;
- Public Galleria, conference rooms etc.
The Center for Nanotechnology focuses the laboratory buildings – typically around a traditional central corridor and afford little public space, exposing the work within the complex to visitors and the general public. The collaborative spaces throughout the building provide ample opportunity for intellectual interaction between researchers, and offers a relaxed environment for our student community.
The Center for Nanotechnology with program elements as a lounge and café, at night, will become a glowing environment for research needed to support the continuous occupancy that research requires.