Novartis Building 337 by Rafael Viñoly Architects featured in Architectural Record

Novartis Building 337 is an innovative work environment that equips oncology researchers with the technology necessary to develop cancer treatments. The structure houses two continuous workspaces that spiral around a central atrium, creating a singular uninterrupted space that establishes strong connectivity and collaboration between employees, and allows the building to be both flexible and adaptable.
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Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | Exterior view. Photo: Bruce Damonte

The sloping floor is legible from the completely glazed exterior, whose fritted, glass fins serve as an external shading device and transfer wind loads.

Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | View of work space. Photo: Bruce Damonte

In lieu of private offices, areas dubbed “neighborhoods” within the open office feature workstations, which the architects developed in collaboration with Vitra. Lack of work station partitions Building 337

Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | View of atrium. Photo: Bruce Damonte

A large conference room in the center of the atrium is suspended from the roof structure by steel rods Building 337

Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | View of atrium. Photo: Bruce Damonte

Maple floors and ceilings add warmth to the painted steel and exposed concrete Building 337

Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | Staff restaurant. Photo: Bruce Damonte

Novartis Building 337 | Rafael Viñoly Architects | Staff restaurant. Photo: Bruce Damonte

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