CORTEX ONE MULTI-TENANT LABORATORY
This building obtained the first core and shell LEED certification in the nation, and was the first in the growing CORTEX district in St. Louis.
Cortex is a multi-tenant laboratory building within a biotech research and development district in St. Louis, Missouri. The building is sited to address a major urban boulevard and provide surface parking behind. The predominantly poured on-site concrete structure is accented by a tilted glass plane that levitates the north facade out toward the public space. This dynamic plane anchored by aluminum columns is interrupted to create the building entrance. Architectural site-cast concrete wall panels, erected vertically with alternating tilted sections, create a striking visual line along the south elevation with simple punched openings articulating the east and west building elevations.
The two-story lobby cuts through the building and speaks more of corporate refinement than of utilitarian laboratory. This is in keeping with the public and entrepreneurial nature of the research mission. The fenestration that enlivens the facades, also and brings substantial light into each of the laboratory suites. BatesForum designed spaces for the following laboratory tenants.
Biogenerator | Laboratories that facilitate exploration by local researchers and inventors to build successful, sustainable life science companies.
Pfizer Indications Discovery Unit | Drug repositioning laboratory that explores therapeutic applications of various Pfizer compounds.
Stereotaxis | Research and development of magnetic technology for cardiac interventional medicine. Stereotaxis design, manufactures and markets advanced cardiology systems for the use in cardiac catheterization labs.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio