• Novartis Campus - Virchow 16

Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus (ed.)

Novartis Campus - Virchow 16
Rahul Mehrotra

October 2015, 92 pages, 78 illustrations and plans, cloth bound, 24 x 31 cm, German/English
ISBN 978-3-85616-667-0

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.