Bogle Architects' ELI Beamlines facility in Prague is an international research and technology facility for high-powered laser experimentation.

Funded by The European Commission, ELI Beamlines will house the infrastructure for world-class laser research, in particular the investigation into applications of laser-matter interaction at the highest light intensity levels.

The lasers installed within the complex will have intensities 10 times higher than those currently achievable and will be used for research into material sciences and engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy and astrophysics.

This new generation of laser technology will make important contributions to cancer diagnosis and therapy. ELI Beamlines is the first laser research infrastructure involving scientists from the global research community and is recognised as one of the European Union’s most significant research programme.

Construction is on schedule with the first phase due to complete in June.