Dr. Paul Janssen Research Center

Beerse, Belgium

Project Description

The Dr. Paul Janssen Research Center is the new flagship drug discovery facility for Janssen Pharmaceutica, a Johnson & Johnson company. The 187,000-square-foot center collocates the functions of numerous smaller, outdated facilities at Janssen's Belgium headquarters under one roof in a completely new collaborative environment. The facility transformed the capacity for Janssen's active R & D programs that are the European counterpart to Janssen's and J & J’s La Jolla, California facilities. This project included all new construction that houses pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, genomics, bioinformatics, robotics, and animal facilities.

Over 250 researchers share the facility which includes three floors of labs, offices, support spaces and meeting rooms connected by an atrium. Most of the research spaces have been planned for flexibility, enabling researchers to relocate or redirect activities in each lab as new research initiatives are developed. This helps keep the technology in the building current and optimizes team proximity without difficult renovation. The open lab design and the relationship of the labs to the atrium also created a truly multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment where single purpose buildings had been the norm. Enhancing cooperation and communication was a primary principle guiding the design.


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