Novartis Campus - Fabrikstrasse 4
Works by Walter Niedermayr
Language: Ger./Engl. Height: 31,3 cm Pages: 72, with images Width: 24,5 cm Published: 2006 Editor: AM Architecture Museum ISBN-10: 3-85616-300-X Publisher: Christoph Merian Verlag
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 facade, 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 by Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, texts by Aaron Betsky, Valerio Olgiati and Moritz Küng. Inventory by SANAA.