The Institute was designed on the principle of multidisciplinary laboratories sub-divided into five principal research divisions – biology, iology, molecular genetics, biophysics and metabolism pathology – covering in all a wide spectrum of basic biological research. 

The determining criterion for the planning of the various entities of the Institute was the fact that the complex and changing requirements of biological research require layouts that are functional under present conditions but also adaptable to the unknown requirements of the future. The laboratories are spread over three of the four levels of the building – basement, first & second floors. On the ground floor are the administration offices and a research library.

Totalling over 6000m2 of covered space, the Institute is set against a forested hill in Vari. As one enters the property, the “ascending” views bring into stark relief the white-painted basement projecting outside the main building's perimeter. Balconies, facilitating sun-shading, run all around the superstructure floors forming the main aesthetic feature of the building.

Project completed        1985
Design team
Architects V. K. Sgoutas Design Group
Structural Engineers K.Kosmopoulos
MEP Consultants LDK Ltd.