Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farms Campus by Rafael Vinoly Architects
Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Janelia Farm Campus • Chevy Chase, Maryland • Rafael Viñoly Architects
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms Campus is a research facility located in Virginia; and is just a short drive from Dulles International airport. The project sits in the middle of dense forests and on the edge of a historic farm that features a Georgian farmhouse, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. In order to preserve the nature of the site and the gentle sloping and undulating quality of the meadow in which the building sits; the architects decided to place most of the buildings underground and built into the hillside. Even the parking garage, which holds up to 300 cars, is completely hidden underground. Considering the amazing amount of thought that went into this project it's not hard to see why it had garnered so much attention.