RAL Space Facility
Location: Harwell Oxford Campus, UK
Architect: FDG Fairhursts
The RAL Space facility is a world-leading facility that tests satellites prior to being sent to space. It houses the largest and most sophisticated space design, production and research facilities in Europe. This highly complex laboratory provides very exacting research and monitoring environments, which recreate conditions in outer space and also at blast-off.
6mm High Performance 70/40 Toughened HST – 16mm Argon – 10.8mm Laminate
6mm High Performance 70/40 Toughened HST – 16mm Argon – 6.8mm Laminate
The design is influenced by the theme of outer space in its colour scheme and the materials used. RAL100 offers the public a unique opportunity to see a satellite inspired art installation, which is suspended from the ceiling, thanks to an extensive use of glass around the atrium and reception area.
"A brilliant facility expertly delivered by Willmott Dixon in just 48 weeks.” Chris Mutlow, director, STFC RAL Space: