70% of the 33,000 m² building is devoted to teaching and research laboratories, while 30% includes offices and technical spaces. The complex houses the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology, Exercise Science, as well as the Human Genome Research Centre, the Technical Science Centre and the College of Science. With more than 175 labs, 220 hoods, and a variety of fixed and mobile countertops, the project has been planned to provide modular and flexible spaces that can be adapted to evolving needs. Volume planning has been developed by enabling functional clustering and overlaying of laboratories, ensuring spatial flexibility, efficient support systems and better environmental control.
Energy-efficient measures: natural ventilation of certain public spaces and design of mechanical systems to achieve an energy consumption of 24% lower than the recommendations of the Model national energy code of Canada, despite the requirement of 100% air renewal in Laboratories.