The first publicly accessible building on the Novartis Campus has opened its doors.
At the end of April 2022, the Novartis Pavilion designed by AMDL Circle, Milano was opened at the southern end of the Novartis Campus. Blaser Butscher Architekten AG took on the role of local architect and general planner. The new exhibition, meeting and event centre is the first publicly accessible building on the site, designed to promote a dialogue on life sciences and become a place that represents the past, present and future of healthcare. It houses the "Wonders of Medicine", a permanent multimedia exhibition designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER, whose contents were created in close collaboration with Novartis scientists.
The circular floor plan of the building is laid out on two levels - ground floor and upper floor - which can be used for different functions. The open space on the ground floor is designed to welcome visitors and provide flexible spaces for learning, meetings and events. On the mezzanine level, a multimedia theatre with stair seating connects the ground floor with the upper floor and guides visitors to the themes of the "Wonders of Medicine" exhibition. The exhibition space was designed as a flowing gallery that allows visitors to experience the exhibition in a circular tour.
The new building has a striking zero-energy media façade that plays a symbolic role in the architecture and was designed and realised in collaboration with iart. It is used as a communication channel in an artistic way.
Blaser Butscher Architekten AG were responsible for the planning, tendering, technical design, construction and implementation of the project as general planners. In addition to managing a team of 25 planners and more than 50 contractors, we were also responsible for the construction and assembly of prototypes for all relevant structures, fittings and interiors.
Novartis Pharma AG
01.2020 – 12.2021
AMDL Circle, Milano
Butscher Architekten AG
ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH
Adriano A. Biondo