Research and Development Center, Roche Project Cover
Ph.: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Visualisierung: Herzog & de Meuron

Research and Development Center, Roche

Basel | Switzerland
Business Area
ARCHITECTHerzog & de Meuron
Ph.: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Visualisierung: Herzog & de Meuron
The Concept

The discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals that make a lasting difference to patients‘ lives is one of the core tasks of Roche‘s research department. By 2023, a new, ultra-modern research center will be built at the headquarters in Basel.


Ground floor closed cavity façade (CCF), size 1.36 x 4.80 m (4 x 16 ft) with integrated canopy and doors.
Building 6 and Building 7 - 1st floor CCF, size 1.36 x 5.365 m (4 x 18 ft) with spandrel unit.
Building 6 - 2nd floor to 15th floor and 2nd floor to 25th floor CCF, glazed and opaque façade units with standard size 1.36 x 4.29 m (4 x 14 ft).
All glazed façade units with integrated blinds with flat lamellas (80 mm / 3 5/32”), opaque units with fixed sun  protection.
Furthermore, supply and installation of façades for connecting bridges and glazed revolving doors.

The Project
Scope of Work

Design & engineering, manufacture and installation of a total façade area for Building 6 12,385 sqm (133,300 sq ft) and Building 7 20,007 sqm (215,360 sq ft) mfree-SCCF (Moisture Free, Sustainable, Closed Cavity Façade) for an overall surface of around 32,400 sqm (348,800 sq ft).

Technical Details

OWNER AND CLIENT: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel

ARCHITECT: Herzog & de Meuron


LEAD DESIGN: Drees und Sommer, Basel

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