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Office Buildings, Educational & Research Institutions

pRED new research centre, Basel


F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG


Herzog & de Meuron

Project duration

2013 – 2023

Discovery and development is one of the core tasks of research at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. The aim of the new research center at the company headquarters in Basel is to comprehensively prepare the necessary research infrastructure for the new challenges. To this end, around 1,800 modern office and laboratory workplaces will be created in four buildings (buildings 4-7) by 2023.

The focus is on an inspiring, open and innovation-promoting working environment that simplifies communication and collaboration and can react flexibly to changes in research areas and digitalization. An important building block for a successful research environment is an identity-creating "campus feeling", which is to be created by linking the buildings on the first floor (Avenue), the adjacent, green outdoor area (Science Square) and the so-called Neigborhoods. The high-rise laboratory buildings Building 6 and Building 7 are each divided into units of three floors (Neighborhoods) in order to create smaller, manageable research biotopes for around 140 scientists from different disciplines. Building 5 is an office building and will offer a variety of different work opportunities thanks to a modern office concept. Building 4 will be used as a "Convention Center". The auditorium on the first floor offers space for 200 people for lectures, presentations, conferences, seminars and banquets.

Added value

Project management as part of the general planning mandate

Individual services

  • Overall management of general planning
  • Planning coordination LDM (construction, TGA & laboratory)
  • Facade technology
  • Building physics, building ecology
  • Construction logistics concept (initial planning)
  • TGA coordination + HVAC planning
  • Energy design
  • User management
  • Laboratory concepts
  • Cost and schedule management for planning
  • Document control
  • Support for the holistic BIM method:
    • BIM strategy
    • BIM management and overall BIM coordination
    • Support for the BIM project database
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© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
© F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG