Good architecture depends very much on a good client, one who knows how to choose architects best able to translate the essence of a brief while at the same time giving it their own stamp.
Novartis has long shown it recognizes this essential mix. It has an admirable track record - demonstrated by its headquarter buildings in Basel, Switzerland - of sponsoring projects by the likes of Tadao Ando, David Chipperfield, Frank Gehry, Hertzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Fumihiko Maki, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura.
With the enlargement of its East Hanover Campus in New Jersey, Novartis reconfirms its focus on quality architecture - not only for corporate image purposes, but also to provide employees with spaces that promote the culture of collaboration and innovation and stimulate concentration and creativity.
The overall extension project of...