Penoyre & Prasad has designed the UCL Pearl in London, United Kingdom.
This project is the Person-Environment Activity Research Laboratory (PEARL) at University College London (UCL) and is the first net-zero carbon in-use building at the university.
The facility's objective was to create a world where everyone can experience an improved quality of life through better design of the environment, using an evidence-based understanding of how people interact with it, for a more accessible and sustainable future.
PEARL is a unique, purpose-built research facility for the creation of full-size environments to test how people use infrastructure and cities.
"A building to house the world!" added Professor Nick Tyler, Director of UCL Centre for Transport Studies.
Architect: Penoyre & Prasad, Perkins&Will
Project: UCL Pearl