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Working with the world’s most infectious diseases requires a facility that meets the highest safety standards while allowing for innovation and education. Designing that space takes deep knowledge about regulations and requirements from around the world to ensure that life-saving research and education can take place.
183,000 square feet
[17,000 square meters]
México’s Center for Disease Control
U.S. Center for Disease Control network
Animal vivarium facility
Administration and education areas
NIH, CDC and WHO biosafety facility
The Vision and Design
The Infectious Disease Laboratories are part of a master plan for the new facilities at the Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (InDRE) in Mexico City. The 183,000-square-foot, six-story building will house Mexico’s Center for Disease Control laboratories and will be part of a worldwide network of laboratories, which includes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will have six BSL-3 and BSL-2 laboratories and a vivarium. The building has been designed with the most stringent biosafety standards specified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The building’s design implements sustainability strategies to promote ecological consciousness and reduce energy consumption. The master plan includes an additional building for administration and education.