Images of the Biomedical Research Tower, Ohio State University by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates


Biomedical Research Tower, Ohio State University

Venturi Scott Brown and Associates 2006




Ten-story tower with research labs, offices, teaching facilities--seen from the southeast

 

View from the southwest

This gateway arch marks the southern entry
 
 
The tower is a simple rectangular form but with contrasting facades. The north and south facades are contextual--in red brick like adjacent buildings, while the east and west facades have light grey precast panels with dark grey metal accents. This structure is less playful, less obviously post-modern than many buildings by Venturi Scott Brown. The connection with existing buildings is a common post-modern trait and perhaps the striking paned windows are a post-modern variant of the glass curtain wall--here a more vernacular, old-fashioned glass wall.

 

Left and center: views from the north; right: view of the east side





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