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29. May 2014

Innovation in Design at Novartis Complex in Cambridge, MA

from Matt Capone

For the design of the new Novartis research campus, CannonDesign teamed with Maya Lin and Toshiko Mori to produce a centerpiece in Cambridge, MA for the global leader of the pharmaceutical industry. Boston Globe titles it as, “one of ten projects that will change innovation landscape in Boston and Cambridge.”

Novartis expansion in Cambridge, Ma
Novartis expansion in Cambridge, Ma

Increasing the land lease with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Novartis is developing a $600 million, 550,000 square foot campus consisting of a lab, office and retail space. The new location will serve as the company’s worldwide research operations. Two new buildings and one existing building renovation will take place at the campus at Massachusetts Avenue.

Site Plan of Novartis at Massachusetts Avenue
Site Plan of Novartis at Massachusetts Avenue

The project is seeking LEED Gold certification for the new buildings, and is incorporating Isokorb® type S22 structural thermal breaks to increase energy efficiency by reducing thermal bridging. Schӧck Isokorb® manufactured structural thermal breaks will be included in the canopy connections of the building.

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

This expansion is expecting to change the way Novartis conducts research, promoting increased collaboration, idea-sharing and teamwork. CannonDesign is serving at the architect of record and design engineer. The project will incorporate CannonDesign’s “New Scientific Workplace,” design strategy, focused on creating new opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary communication. The complex will achieve this by combining flexible laboratory spaces that can accommodate multiple sciences now and in the future along with conference and informal meeting spaces, via MIT.edu

 

Novartis project construction.
Novartis project construction.

The project began in 2012 and is slated for completion in 2015. Look for more updates as the construction continues.

Novartis complex canopy with Isokorb connections.
Novatris complex canopy with Isokorb connections.

 

Installation of canopy connections at steel canopy.
Installation of canopy connections at steel canopy.
Installation of Isokorb at Novartis canopy.
Underneath canopy connection with Isokorb .

Here is a short video on Isokorb type S22 in steel canopies.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujPC6NviTDc

 

Novartis Complex Project Team:

Architects:    Maya Lin Studio www.mayalin.com, Toshiko Mori  www.tmarch.com

Architect of Record: Cannon Design www.cannondesign.com

Construction Manager: Skanska USA www.usa.skanska.com

Isokorb installation team: Cives Steel Company http://www.cives.com/ and  Draper Metals

1 comments

Martin
22. August 2014 um 07:38

Nice project…Congratulation !!! Martin

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