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Laboratory Fabrikstrasse 10

Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland



Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland


Yoshio Taniguchi, Tokyo, Japan

Project architects

Blaser Architekten / Butscher Architekten, Basel, Switzerland

Team ZPF

Jörg Brändlin, Ana Maria Eigenmann, Hans-Peter Frei, Helmuth Pauli, Andreas Schnetzer, Andreas Zachmann,

Fabrikstrasse 10 is a highly modern research building that combines form and function with aesthetically appealing surroundings. The laboratory building is unobtrusive, but offers a dynamic and lively working atmosphere with a new laboratory concept that enhances the flow of communication and the exchange of knowledge. Structurally, the building is strongly characterised by the flexible public usage on the ground floor, with a column-free room approximately 1000 m² in size.


Normally, a building's weight is directly transferred to a foundation via columns. Here, in order to create the column-free ground floor, the system has been reversed: using columns, the building was suspended from a steel bridge in the roof.

© Johannes Marburg
© Johannes Marburg
© Johannes Marburg
© Johannes Marburg
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© ZPF Ingenieure
© ZPF Ingenieure

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