Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2007-2010
Realization
2009-2013
318_CO_1111_214_MBU
318_CO_1111_214_MBU
318_CP_1309_704_IB_H
318_CP_1309_704_IB_H
318_CP_1309_715_IB_H
318_CP_1309_715_IB_H
318_CP_1309_730_IB_H
318_CP_1309_730_IB_H
318_CP_1309_717_IB_H
318_CP_1309_717_IB_H
318_CP_1309_715_IB_H
318_CP_1309_715_IB_H
318_CP_1309_722_IB_H
318_CP_1309_722_IB_H
318_CP_1309_705_IB_H
318_CP_1309_705_IB_H
318_CP_1309_706_IB_H
318_CP_1309_706_IB_H

Process

Two separate volumes become a single building with setbacks in keeping with the lighting profile.

318_MO_0809_099_033-MOC
318_MO_0809_099_033-MOC
318_MO_0809_024_008-MOC
318_MO_0809_024_008-MOC
318_MO_0809_039_013-MOC
318_MO_0809_039_013-MOC
318_MO_0809_087_029-MOC
318_MO_0809_087_029-MOC
318_DR_0910_504_FOOTPRINT-ALL_K
318_DR_0910_504_FOOTPRINT-ALL_K

Two spiral stairwells, each different in shape, provide zones of communication at either end of the building.

318_CI_0804_010
318_CI_0804_010
318_CO_0910_151
318_CO_0910_151
318_MU_1007_007
318_MU_1007_007
318_CO_1007_035
318_CO_1007_035
318_CO_1011_0187
318_CO_1011_0187
318_CO_1005_128
318_CO_1005_128
318_CO_1004_113
318_CO_1004_113

Steel elements integrated into waves of concrete allow for a vertical load transfer for large cantilevers.

318_CI_0805_046
318_CI_0805_046
318_CI_0809_011
318_CI_0809_011
318_EV_0906_015
318_EV_0906_015
318_MU_0902_204
318_MU_0902_204
318_CO_1003_115
318_CO_1003_115
318_CO_1007_128
318_CO_1007_128
318_MU_0903_096_III
318_MU_0903_096_III
318_CO_1007_135
318_CO_1007_135

Steel elements integrated into waves of concrete allow for a vertical load transfer for large cantilevers.

318_CP_1309_729_IB_H
318_CP_1309_729_IB_H
318_CP_1309_730_IB_H
318_CP_1309_730_IB_H
318_CP_1309_722_IB_H
318_CP_1309_722_IB_H
318_CP_1309_705_IB_H
318_CP_1309_705_IB_H
318_CP_1309_704_IB_H
318_CP_1309_704_IB_H
318_CP_1309_706_IB_H
318_CP_1309_706_IB_H
318_CP_1309_726_IB_H
318_CP_1309_726_IB_H

Drawings

318_DR_100801_001_Site-Plan
318_DR_100801_001_Site-Plan
318_DR_130702_001_LV0
318_DR_130702_001_LV0
318_DR_130702_002_LV2
318_DR_130702_002_LV2
318_DR_130702_003_LV3
318_DR_130702_003_LV3
318_DR_130702_004_LV5
318_DR_130702_004_LV5
318_DR_130702_005_LV6
318_DR_130702_005_LV6
318_DR_130702_006_S1_AA
318_DR_130702_006_S1_AA
318_DR_130702_007_S2_BB
318_DR_130702_007_S2_BB
318_DR_130702_008_S3_CC
318_DR_130702_008_S3_CC
318_DR_130702_009_S4_DD
318_DR_130702_009_S4_DD
318_DR_130702_010_S5_EE
318_DR_130702_010_S5_EE

Team

Facts

Client
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland
Planning
Architect Planning : Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
General Planning: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Construction Management: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
HVAC Engineering: Gruneko AG, Basel, Switzerland
Electrical Engineering: Scherler AG Beratende Ingenieure, Basel, Switzerland
Plumbing Engineering: Gruneko AG, Basel, Switzerland
Mechanical Engineering: TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Mechanical Engineering: Gruneko AG, Basel, Switzerland
Landscape Design: Tita Giese, Düsseldorf, Germany
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustic Consulting: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Building Physics Consulting: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Facade Consulting: PPEngineering, Basel, Switzerland
Fire Protection Consulting: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Geometric Consulting: Gruner AG Basel, Switzerland
Laboratory Planning: Gruneko AG, Basel, Switzerland
Laboratory Planning: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Lighting Consulting: Mati AG Lichtplanung, Adliswil, Switzerland
Traffic Planning : Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Safety Consulting: Gruner AG, Basel, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 64'583 sqft, 6'000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 400'417 sqft, 37'200 sqm
GFA above ground: 242'187 sqft, 22'500 sqm
GFA below ground: 158'229 sqft, 14'700 sqm
Footprint: 43'055 sqft, 4'000 sqm
Length: 442 ft, 135 m
Width: 98 ft, 30 m
Height: 72 ft, 22 m
Gross volume (GV): 4'855'771 cbft, 137'500 cbm
Facade surface: 65'121 sqft, 6'050 sqm
Links
www.actelion.com

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Location