"The Center for Teaching and Research is the realization of a dream, the fulfillment of Einstein's historic mission to be a great catalyst for transformations in society, making it increasingly healthy, humane, and just, based on education and science."
Dr. Sidney Klajner, Einstein's president.
Scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2022, the Albert Einstein Education and Research Center (AEERC) is one of Latin America’s most advanced institutions for medical research and study. Located in the residential district of Morumbi, São Paulo, adjacent to the main Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, the AEERC is the latest initiative of the premier Brazilian healthcare institute Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein. As the first medical school to be established by a private hospital in Brazil, it is envisioned as a landmark learning and research environment.
"Moshe Safdie and his partners have been our ideal collaborators—their designs are functional and beautiful. They have designed a space for us that goes beyond meeting human needs to create an uplifting atmosphere that conveys the Center's mission and aligns with our principles and values. This place reflects, body and soul, what Einstein is."
Dr. Claudio Lottenberg, Einstein's Deliberative Council President.
A realization of intense collaboration between the hospital and Safdie Architects, the building is conceived as an urban oasis, with an imbued sense of calmness that offers a counterpoint to the activity of the city. Organized around a vaulted, skylit atrium garden, the building’s laboratory spaces, classrooms, and communal areas are interwoven with nature and embody the unique character of the institution.
Safdie Architects assembled and led an international team of consultants, engineers, and contractors, in collaboration with Perkins+Will, who led the programming and interior planning of the classrooms and labs. The main contractor, Racional Engenharia, was a key partner, leading the 36-month construction, which benefitted from a robust quality control program, managed between the client’s project manager Arcadis, executive architect Perkins+Will São Paulo, and Safdie Architects’ resident architect.
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