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World Renowned Champalimaud Foundation Extends its Mission with Groundbreaking for Cutting-Edge Research Center
Date:10/8/2008

e design of the facility. The ceremony was highlighted by a small robot placing the first stone in the building's foundation. This signified a new and advanced era of scientific exploration and discovery for Portugal. The Center will be built in a historic location, where the Tagus River joins the Atlantic Ocean -- the point from which 15th and 16th -century Portuguese explorers embarked on maritime journeys and discoveries. This location is also symbolic of the new discoveries in the world of science and disease treatment, which are expected to be made at this Center.

Bombay-based firm Charles Correa Associates is the Design Architect, in collaboration with RMJM Hillier as Laboratory and Clinical Design Architects and Consiste of Portugal as the Architect of record. The facility will have Diagnostic, Treatment, and Wellness Centers and an open-air amphitheatre facing the river for public performances. Also, the project will include high-performance buildings that employ optimal energy and resource management. The Champalimaud Center is the first building in a major redevelopment plan to change the face of the Lisbon riverfront. The anticipated inauguration date for the Center is October 5th, 2010.

About the Champalimaud Foundation:

The Champalimaud Foundation supports individual researchers and research teams working at the cutting edge of medical science. It aims to stimulate novel theoretical and practical methodologies by utilizing the experience of both research scientists and medical practitioners, connecting pure scientific investigation with applied clinical research. The Champalimaud Foundation aims to maximize the work being done in the fields of cancer research and neuroscience, including stem cell research and its clinical applications for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and spinal injury. It is named for Antonio Champalimaud, who was the richest man in Portugal when he died in 2004, bequeathing a quarter of his $3.1 bi
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