Bogle Architect's ELI Beamlines wins Czech Grand Prix Prize
Bogle Architects' ELI Beamlines has won the coveted Czech Grand Prix Prize. First established in 1993, the Grand Prix is organised by the Society of Czech Architects and the Czech Chamber of Architects. It is the most prestigious award for architecture in the Czech Republic.
The ELI Beamlines project is an international research and technology facility located outside Prague.
Funded by The European Commission, the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines facility houses the infrastructure for world-class laser research for use in medicine, engineering and astrophysics.
Bogle Architects’ design, won in international competition, consists of four separate buildings – offices, laboratories, a multifunctional space with lecture theatre and café, and a massive concrete box that houses the laser hall. A lightweight roof floats over the building to unite the four spaces.
Bogle Architects, founded in 2012 by Ian Bogle, has offices in London, Prague and Hong Kong.