More space, more research
22 September took place the opening of the new building of Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, known as Building Collserola, by its proximity to the mountain of the same name, to distinguish it from another existing building, renamed as Building Mediterrānia by be closer to the sea in Barcelona. Collserola Building is a clear step forward in the objectives of our Institute. A further step in the physical dimension to the space we gain, and a step forward in research excellence. With more space will be more research and therefore more excellence. More opportunities for our researchers, which now can work in larger spaces. But the new building not only welcome researchers from the classical building where they hadn't enough space, but in our eagerness to grow, opening the door to new research groups.
Collserola Building, with an area of about 2,400 m2, and located at the top of the hospital domains, is separated by 750 meters from the Mediterranean building, and is the new home to 100 researchers. 16 laboratories equipped with the material and ideal comfort, so that the researchers only worry about their research. New meeting rooms, courses rooms, spaces to study and rest to complement the public areas and freezers, crop room or technical equipment. More than a dozen groups occupy the laboratories, including Biomedical Research, Pathology or emerging groups. This building has been funded by the program PO FEDEER 2007-2013.
Since June 2010 some of the groups were the first moved to a building that began construction in September 2009. The opening, by the Regional Minister for Health of Catalonia, Marina Geli, marked the official first step in the physical expansion and the excellence of our research.