National Centre For Biological Science - Bangalore

Year : 2000-2010

Location: Bangalore


The city of Bengaluru in Karnataka is home to many innovative research amenities. The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) is one such facility known for its fundamental research in the frontier areas of biology. The research laboratories function around serene surroundings and provide ample space for interaction amongst scientists. The roof terraces and green enclosures are an important feature of the design. The 20 acres of site gently sloping from north to south forms part of an agricultural university. Phase-I consists of research laboratories seminar rooms, lecture theaters, administration, library, canteen, animal house, student’s hostels and part of staff housing. The aim of the design was to locate various functions of the phase-I in such a manner that it would look complete and harmonious in all respects yet allow flexibility for future expansion. The concept is based on a series of inter-linked courtyards surrounded by programmatic elements that facilitated the phasing of the project.