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Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland

Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland

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People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland

Dates of creation

2003

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 37 printouts
  • 11 reprographic copies
  • 7 books
  • 1 award
  • 0.12 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate competition, Basel, Switzerland. This competition called for the design of a central entrance to the company campus, including an integrated gate, café, service facilities, 1,000 parking spaces and landscape design, for a total area of 37,000m2. Material in this file was produced between 2002 and 2004.

File includes plans, drawings, presentation material and copies of design proposals for this project by other architectural firms, including Acconci Studio, Burkhalter Sumi Architekten, Zaha Hadid Architects and Josep Lluis Mateo/MAP Architects. File also contains digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation.

Note: A Golden Lion award received by the Foreign Office Architects during the 9th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture. The award was in the category of Topography, for the Foreign Office Architects' design for the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate. See record ARCH268925.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2003.D12

Location

Basel Switzerland

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269292
    • Title: Site plans, sections, and axonometic drawing, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2003
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 11

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of site plans, sections and an axonometic drawing by the Foreign Office Architects for the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate (Hertus Medicas), Basel, Switzerland.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 92 × 125 cm (36 1/4 × 49 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    The printouts are rolled.

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-008-003R

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270427
    • Title: Presentation and reference materials, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2003
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains materials related to the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate (Hertus Medicas), Basel, Switzerland, including:

    - A stapled set of presentation material in German, titled "Wurzeln und Ambitionen" that presents the project and proposed development site, author unknown, n.d., 7 sheets;

    - 27 loose sheets of reference material, including plans for the original Novartis headquarters, source images and site plans;

    - A preliminary, unbound version of a presentation booklet titled Hortus Medicus by the Foreign Office Architects, 10 pages;

    - A book of presentation material titled "Novartis Campus Basel: Underground Car Park and Gate - Hortus Medicus Novartis" by F.O. Architects that includes presentation text, diagrams, computer-generated design renderings, sections and site plans, n.d., 27 sheets;

    - Stapled copies of design proposals for this project by other architectural firms, including Acconci Studio, Burkhalter Sumi Architekten, Zaha Hadid Architects and two by Josep Lluis Mateo/MAP Architects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    44 printout(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 37 printouts
    • 7 volumes of printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 30 × 21.3 cm (11 13/16 × 8 3/8 in.) sheets (largest): 29.8 × 42.2 cm (11 3/4 × 16 5/8 in.)

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - One of the presentation booklets is in German.

    Folder Number:

    171-021-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271359
    • Title: Competition information, correspondence, research materials, and copies of site plans, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: between May and November 2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, also referred to as "Hertus Medicas", Basel, Switzerland. It includes competition information, correspondence, research materials and copies of site plans.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 2, see record ARCH271360 (group 2 of 2).


    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Novartis Underground Car Park & Parking / 054-01 / 2003".

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English and German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-011

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271360
    • Title: Correspondence and reference material, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: January-February 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, also referred to as "Hertus Medicas", Basel, Switzerland. It includes correspondence and reference material.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 2, see record ARCH271359 (group 1 of 2).


    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English and German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-012

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271361
    • Title: Construction schedule, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: September 2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, also referred to as "Hertus Medicas", Basel, Switzerland. It consists of a 66 page copy of a "Bau-und Planungsgesetz" [construction schedule?].

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 2, see record ARCH271362 (group 2 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English and German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271362
    • Title: Standards documentation, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: January 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, also referred to as "Hertus Medicas", Basel, Switzerland. It consists of a copy of "Numerisches verzeichnis der Schweizer Normen SN und der Empfehlungen VSS" [numeric directory of Swiss standards (?)], published by the "Schweizerischer Verband der Strassen-und Verkehrsfachleute" [Swiss Association of Road and Transport Professionals(?)].

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 2, see record ARCH271361.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-014

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271363
    • Title: Correspondence and documentation regarding design proposal, Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: between March and September 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, Basel, Switzerland. It includes a team, specification and fee offer for the design proposal for the "hortus medicus", Novartis Campus Basel by the F. O. Architects, official answers to project questions by Novartis and correspondence, much of which is accompanied by project notes and preliminary computer-generated design renderings.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 2, see record ARCH271364.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-015

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271364
    • Title: Reference material, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: between February and March 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate, also referred to as "Hertus Medicas", Basel, Switzerland. It consists of reference material on green roofs and medicinal herb gardens.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 2, see record ARCH271363 (group 1 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documents

    Location:

    Basel Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in German.

    Folder Number:

    171-094-016

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274906
    • Title: Expense documentation, drawings, diagrams, 3D renderings, plans, and source imagery for brochures and panels, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: circa 2003
    • Form: drawings, textual records, graphic materials, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269425, originally labelled "FOA-DVD-20. foreign office architects ltd. Projects/ Competitions/ RFQs: Hutchison Prototype; Paju; Madrid Park competition; Sociopolis; Crossrail; Hastings; London Olympics". Original directory name: "NOVARTIS". Prevalent file types: .tif, .pdf, .dwg, .qxd, .xtg, .psd


    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 448 digital files (1.1 GB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274912
    • Title: Reference imagery, drawings, diagrams, plans, and presentation material, Novartis Underground Car Park and Gate, Basel, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: circa 2003
    • Form: born digital, graphic materials, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269426. Original directory name: "NOVARTIS". Prevalent file types: .tif, .pdf, .qxd

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 965 digital files (2 GB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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