New production and office building Roche LSL
Start of planning 11/2014
Start of planning 11/2014
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Burckhardt+Partner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Heike Egli-Erhart, Flavia Hofmeier, Johanna Hohenwarter, Jacqueline Pauli, Roberto Plaza, Nico Ros, Dario Ruff, Sali Sadikaj, Robert Vögtlin, Christoph Wallhorn, Manuel Wehrle, Andreas Zachmann
This new building for F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG provides a representative introduction to the production buildings on the campus in Kaiseraugst. The new construction has a clear and homogeneous structure. Its interior is extremely flexible and enables highly complex pharmaceutical production. Here, small-molecule medicines (pharmaceuticals containing low-molecular-weight substances) are prepared and commercialised under clean-room conditions.
The building’s uses are distributed across six storeys. The production and service storeys each form a unit, whereby the service storey, with its floor realised as a steel construction, is above the production storey. This structure makes it possible to flexibly add to production systems and adapt them to new requirements. Moreover, the service areas can be accessed during ongoing production under clean-room conditions. The floor plans in the building are clear: Staff can easily get their bearings. Flows of people and goods are efficiently organised. Production can be witnessed via lines of sight that guarantee insight into workflows for visitors and staff. In addition to the production area, the building provides office workplaces, meeting rooms and open communication zones. The infrastructure is selected such that production and office areas are flexibly extendable.
The seamless in-situ-concrete facade, with its structure adhering to the organisation of the interior, combines two storeys as a pair. The structure’s panels are designed according to the uses accommodated behind them, and unified by the large-format grid. The applied closed-cavity facade (CCF) optimally meets the requirements of clean-room production. The building is constructed in compliance with the latest energy and sustainability standards.
The support structure consists of a reinforced-concrete skeleton construction with flat slabs, partly with steel infill in the mezzanines, and composite columns in grids measuring 8.4 x 8.4 m and 7.2 x 8.4 m. Bracing is provided by stair and lift cores. The building is founded on a shallow foundation, with foundation pits under the columns. Vertical loads are transferred via flat slabs to columns or shear walls and further into the foundation. Horizontal loads, such as wind and seismic loads, are transferred via flat slabs into the core walls and further into the foundation.