Novartis Global Headquarters Basel, Swiss Office Buildings, Architect
Novartis HQ Basel, Switzerland : Building Information
Novartis Basel HQ Development, Switzerland, Europe – various architects
1 Jun 2011
Novartis Headquarters Basel
Novartis Global Headquarters
“Novartis is designing our global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, as an inspiring environment that fosters innovation and business excellence, ultimately helping Novartis meet and exceed business objectives.
To be competitive in the healthcare industry, we must drive innovation as well as recruit and retain top talent. Fueling innovation will help us continue to bring new and better medicines to patients”.
Novartis Global Headquarters Basel photos from Novartis
Novartis Laboratory Building
David Chipperfield Architects
The colonnade is a recurring theme in David Chipperfield’s architecture and here it adds a classical seriousness to this laboratory of the future for the pharmaceutical company Novartis; it also picks up on the use of the device in neighbouring buildings. The load-bearing pre-cast multi-angular concrete columns extend to all the building’s façades and structure, with 27 metre beams giving column-free interiors for flexible working arrangements. Services are also neatly incorporated into these beams.
There is poetry in the simplicity of this arrangement but it is further enhanced by the commissioning of a three storey yellow sculptural stair from Ross Lovegrove and by the installation by Serge Spritzer in the garden that is enclosed by the 5th, top storey.
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
Client: Novartis Pharma
Contractor: Implenia / Dressler Bau
Structural Engineer: Walt + Galmarini
Services engineer: gb consult / Fact
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: May 2010
Gross internal area: 11,600 sqm
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The St. Johann site of Novartis has developed into an attractive and highly regarded workplace over the last few years as a result of the Campus Project. With the redesign of the Novartis headquarters, there has been growing public interest in the Campus. Guided tours of the Novartis campus are available.
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Architecture in Switzerland
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Novartis Research Complex, Cambridge, Boston, MA, USA
Design: Cannon Design
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Novartis Research Complex – 18 Sep 2012
Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering and planning firm, is proud to announce it is teaming with Maya Lin and Toshiko Mori, FAIA to design a new, innovative research campus for Novartis, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry. The new campus will change the way Novartis conducts research, promoting increased collaboration, idea-sharing and teamwork.
Basel Buildings – Selection
Herzog & de Meuron
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Roche Tower Basel
image : Tom Bisig, Basel
photo : Tom Bisig, Basel
Basel Architectural Projects
Zaha Hadid + Patrik Schumacher
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Veech Media Architecture
image © Mag. Eveline Tilley-Tietze
Swiss Architecture – Selection
The Murezzan, St Moritz
Foster + Partners
picture : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners
The Murezzan St Moritz
westside Shopping and Leisure Center, Bern-Brünnen
Studio Daniel Libeskind
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Swiss retail building
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