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Torre CERBA

Via Ripamonti, Parco Agricolo Sud Milano (Città  della Scienza) I-2010
Milan Italy

Status:proposed
Construction Dates
  Begin2009
  End2012
Floor Count25
Building Uses
 - science
 - hospital
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - carbon-fibre
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof328 ft

Description
• Architect: Stefano Boeri - Boeri Studio.

• Institute: CERBA - Centro Europeo per la Ricerca Biomedica Avanzata http://www.cerba.it/
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• The Cerba (European Center for Advanced Biomedical Research) is an extremely ambitious project that transforms Milan in the European capital of medical research, in direct competition with research centers and Japanese Americans.

• The CERBA apply a single model in Europe based on integration and coordination of the functions of research, diagnosis, treatment and training, with a common basis in the development and application of Molecular Medicine.

• The validity of a similar model has been demonstrated, in the U.S. by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, currently the largest biomedical research complex in the world.

• In a first phase would be present science oncology, cardiovascular, and the neurosciences. Following others to be added gradually to create a complex so large that it can be called "City of Science".

• The project also seems like a good solution to the "brain drain" from Europe to North America and Japan, prefiguring an international center of excellence that can also attract foreign researchers.

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