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Lead design, general plan­ning

Syngenta Crop Protection global headquarters, Basel

Lead design, general plan­ning

Syngenta Crop Protection global headquarters, Basel

Lead design, general plan­ning

Architecture and func­tion in unison

The project sets out to transform the present corporate site in Basel into a new, campus-style global headquarters. A new park, framed by the office buildings, will become the emblem and centerpiece of the core area. Through this remodeling project – christened “Rose” after the name of the site (Rosenthal) – and its Vision 2020, Syngenta is aiming to enhance its urban presence.

The company’s top priority is to create high-quality workplaces that fully satisfy present-day needs. High environmental comfort is a must. Moreover, consistent with the corporate philosophy, the buildings are designed to meet stringent (Swiss MinergieP-ECO standard) energy efficiency and sustainability criteria. Allowance is also made for possible subsequent extensions to the headquarters, the necessary reserve capacity being designed into the structure of Building 1006, which permits later upward extension by eight stories. The company’s Vision 2020 likewise provides for additional development potential.