Pharmaceutical companies, doctors, lawyers, engineers, ethicists, biologists, physicists, and many other disciplines are involved in the emerging Regenerative Medicine field, so collaboration is essential.

This is a design for a floating research center where collaboration is triggered by its spatial organisation.

Each discipline gets one island which slowly and randomly rotates in the water. Bridges connecting the islands can be opened and closed according to the need for public access. The idea behind all this is to take people out of their routines and evoke more random encounters.


Institute for Regenerative Medicine




Barend Koolhaas and Jarrik Ouburg


Frans Parthesius

Right between order and chaos is a locus for maximum complexity and the dynamics driving evolution.