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SKAN PHARMACEUTICAL

PROJECT TYPE
130,000 SF Commercial

SCOPE
Architecture

LOCATION
Basel, Switzerland

This project for the world leading manufacturer of clean room equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, aims to infuse poetics within a production facility. A large rectilinear monolith has been exploded to form four distinct volumes of programmatic distribution. The internal raw surfaces of the volumes are cladded in golden metal juxtaposing the practical with the precious. A large stair, running the length of the facility fills the middle void and serves to organize space vertically, diagonally, and horizontally as it ascends towards the light. The design allows for varying degrees of exchange between public and private, researchers, engineers, and manufacturers in which a positive environment catalyzes progress. Skan is the first building and generator of the historical Bricks Masterplan in Allschwil/Basel.


IMAGE CREDITS
Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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