Novartis Global Headquarters Basel, Swiss office buildings by famous architects, HQ property photos

Novartis Global Headquarters Basel, Switzerland

HQ Development Switzerland, Europe – new Swiss offices design various architects

post updated 17 February 2024

Novartis Global Headquarters
DateL 2001-
Architects: various

“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”.

1 June 2011

Novartis Headquarters Basel

Novartis Global Headquarters Basel photos from Novartis

Frank Gehry – Fabrikstrasse 15:
Novartis Global Headquarters Basel by Frank Gehry architect

Tadao Ando – Fabrikstrasse 28:
Basel Headquarters Novartis Tadao Ando Building

Diener & Diener – Forum 3:
Basel Headquarters Novartis Campus

SANAA – Fabrikstrasse 4:
Basel Headquarters Novartis Building

Peter Märkli – Fabrikstrasse 6:
Novartis Campus Building

David Chipperfield – Fabrikstrasse 22:
Basel Novartis Building

Novartis Laboratory Building
David Chipperfield Architects

Novartis Laboratory Building
photo © Ulrich Schwarz

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.

Novartis Laboratory Building Basel Novartis Laboratory Basel Novartis Laboratory Building Basel
photos © Ute Zscharnt

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

Novartis Public Realm – photos from Novartis:

Novartis Forum by Professor Vittorio Lampugnani:
Novartis Campus Building

Novartis Main Gate by Marco Serra:
Novartis Campus Building

Lower quality photos from Novartis:

Rafael Moneo – Fabrikstrasse 14:
Basel Novartis Building

Yoshio Taniguchi – Fabrikstrasse 10:
Basel Novartis Building

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.

Location: Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, central Europe

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