Projecting the future, zero-energy media façade. Novartis Pavilion by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi

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AMDL CIRCLE. Lead architect.- Michele De Lucchi.
Project team
Anna Schiaretti, Guido Tarantola, Greta Rosset, Francesco Garofoli, Elena Naldi.
Project Architect.- Nicholas Bewick, Executive architect and construction supervision.– Blaser Butscher Architekten AG, Basel General planner team.– Christian W. Blaser, Sonja Proksch, Lisa Lo, Daniel Mischler, pavel popov structural engineering.- Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, HVAC.- Herrmann & Partner, Electrical.- Edeco AG, Facade.- Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Sanitary.- Locher AG, Building physics.- Ehrsam Beurret Partner AG, Fire security.- Gruner AG, Wonders of Medicine exhibition design - Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart, Media façade & exhibition technical development.– iart, Basel, Media facade curation.– Sabine Himmelsbach, HEK (House of Electronic Arts)..-  Media facade artist.- Daniel Canogar, Esther Hunziker, Semiconductor, Landscape design.-  Vogt Landschaftsarchitekt, Zurich, HLKK planner.- Hermann Partner GmbH, Wood construction.- Eme AG Holtzbau.
Outer diameter.-  42 m, inner diameter.- 20 m, height park level.- 14 m, height atrium level.- 18 m, floor area 2,938 m², building volume.- 15,362 m³.
Data set
Solar modules produced by.- ASCA, Organic solar modules.- 10,680, LED units.- 15,120 (bi-directional, 30,240 LEDs in total), Tubes in subconstruction.- 22’536, Nodes in subconstruction.- 11’608, Facade surface area.- 2,471 m², Photovoltaic surface area.- 1’333 m², Maximum capacity.- 36 kWp, Power production per year (estimate).- 20 MWh.
Design.- January 2010 - December 2012, planing August 2019- August 2021, Construction.- June 2020 - December 2021, Opening.- April 2022.
St. Johanns-Hafen-Weg, 5, 4056 Basel, Switzerland.
Michael Reiner, iart and Laurits Jensen.

Michele De Lucchi AMDL CIRCLE

AMDL CIRCLE is a multifaceted studio that was founded by Michele De Lucchi. Internationally renowned for its humanistic approach, it works across many sectors providing its clients with expressive and strategic projects that embrace architecture, interiors, products, and communication.

AMDL’s team of architects, designers, and craftspeople have worked on projects for public and private organizations, collaborating with large corporations such as Intesa SanPaolo, Deutsche Bank, and UniCredit, and designing buildings and exhibition systems for Neues Museum in Berlin and the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan, Turin, and Naples.

The Milan-based studio has also designed spaces, products, and furniture for Alessi, Alias, Artemide, Hermes, Poltrona Frau, and Unifor.



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