Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus (ed.)
October 2011, 80 pages, 60 colour illustrations and plans, linen bound, 24 x 31 cm, German/English
Novartis Campus - Fabrikstrasse 28
A building like a diamond: Tadao Ando builds for Novartis
the 12th volume in the series
a laboratory building by the winner of the Pritzker Prize
Volume 12 in the series of publications on the Novartis Campus in Basel is dedicated to the laboratory building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (*1941). Situated prominently at the end of the important main axis, the building completes the Campus to the north. Ando, who describes himself as a self-taught architect, was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1995 for his numerous buildings worldwide. His first building outside Japan was built in 1993 in Weil am Rhein, the Vitra conference pavilion.
The book contains, among other things, texts by Francesco Buzzi and Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, a photo-essay by Johannes Marburg and ample plans. It also has a comprehensive inventory.
Wäre es kein Bauwerk, es könnte eine Waffe sein. (Gerhard Mack, art, November 2011)