Pre-fab, and pretty fab

TRIUMF – Badge Building, UBC

The first phase of the new Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) was the construction of a security entry called the Badge Building.

It allows entry for the whole TRIUMF campus at UBC and may be one of the most technologically advanced security passthroughs ever built. The Badge Building is a pre-fabricated modular building that was built off site and transported to the location. It connects to ARIEL through a breezeway that serves as the main entry element to the secured (behind a fence) portion of the campus. A steel/wood composite structure with wood finishing elements was used to showcase the high-quality pre-fabricated construction. Full height glass helps display  movement and animate the surroundings.