Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus (ed.)
October 2015, 92 pages, 78 illustrations and plans, cloth bound, 24 x 31 cm, German/English
Novartis Campus - Virchow 16
Intelligently combining laboratory and office buildings
Volume 16 in the large series of monographs
With an installation by Pipilotti Rist
Photographs by the renowned architecture photographer Iwan Baan
The building at Virchow 16 was designed by the Indian architect and urban planner Rahul Mehrotra, who teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the United States. The building houses both laboratories and offices. The laboratories require higher ceilings than the rooms dedicated to administration. An atrium with greenery inside addresses these differences, balancing them out with charming staircases and through-views that visually link the various levels. The western façade facing the Campus also has greenery and thus anticipates the green inside. The impressive installation by Pipilotti Rist is to be found on the granite floor of the entrance.