The Ark is an ambitious project envisioned by Peter Stasek Architects, aiming to establish the ultimate research and DNA archiving facility. With a focus on utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), the Ark’s mission is to unravel disease pathology, develop innovative therapies, and improve overall health outcomes. This visionary research center encompasses laboratories, conference rooms, lounges, and an underground biobank to store invaluable cellular and genetic materials for future treatments.
The Ark is not only dedicated to advancing biotechnology but also emphasizes sustainable design principles. By integrating environmentally conscious practices, the project aims to minimize its ecological footprint and contribute to a greener future. One significant sustainability feature is the implementation of biological coatings and fossil-free steel throughout the facility.
The Ark showcases the cutting-edge use of biologically based coatings, employing Swedish vegetable oil as a substitute for traditional fossil-based paint components. Utilizing BT (biotechnology), these coatings significantly reduce the environmental impact associated with the building’s roofing and facade.
By replacing fossil paint components with sustainable alternatives, the Ark’s biologically coated GreenCoat® range becomes an industry-leading, eco-friendly choice.
The Ark, a sustainable research center designed by Peter Stasek Architects, combines visionary goals in biotechnology with a commitment to eco-friendly design. By incorporating biologically based coatings with Swedish vegetable oil, the project showcases an innovative approach to reducing the environmental impact of building materials. The Ark aims to lead the way in both scientific advancements and sustainable architectural practices, setting a new standard for research facilities of the future.