Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus (ed.)
Diener, Federle, Wiederin
July 2005, 96 pages, 65 colour illustrations and plans, hardcover, linen bound, 24 x 31 cm, German/English
Novartis Campus - Forum 3
In the coming years, "Novartis Campus" is destined to fundamentally alter the appearance and character of the Novartis plant located in the St. Johann-quarter of Basel Stadt – transforming the former production site into a centre of knowledge, innovation and encounter. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani's master-plan envisages having particular buildings designed and constructed by invited architects.
This monograph focuses on the first building in the Novartis Campus. Designed and built by Roger Diener, Helmut Federle and Gerold Wiederin, the impressive house has a glass facade with staggered coloured windowpanes and exquisite interiors. The different aspects of the building are highlighted by international authors such as Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Martin Steinmann, Jan Thorn-Prikker and Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus. The volume also includes an essay by Christian Richters, illustrated by photographs, numerous plans and an inventory.