72 pages, 46 colour illustrations and plans, linen bound, 24 x 31 cm
Novartis Campus at Basel will be characterized by far-reaching visions of urban space and architecture. The first new building on the Campus – ‹Forum 3› by Diener, Federle, Wiederin – was finished in 2005, followed by ‹Fabrikstrasse 6› of Peter Märkli. The third building – ‹Fabrikstrasse 4› by SANAA – was opened in autumn 2006. The two partners who lead SANAA, Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima, have designed a building that disregards all the rules of historical architecture: a rack without a façade, with no hierarchy in its structure, and not responding in any way to the maxim of the pre-modern city. Essentially there are two materials: a light-coloured structure in in-situ concrete clad with glass.
This publication presents works by Walter Niedermayr as well as numerous plans. With an introduction Ulrike by Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, texts by Aaron Betsky, Valerio Olgiati and Moritz Küng. Inventory by SANAA.