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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

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The Netherlands

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Waaienberg 123
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Modern Orchard in a High-Tech Campus

Novartis Shanghai Campus, Shanghai, CN

Fostering creativity, reflection, communication and interchange: a procession of choreographed spaces that weave together Chinese landscape traditions, undulating topography, and seasonality.

The poetic inspiration for this campus lies in the beauty of the rural orchard, which holds a diverse array of colours, varied emotions, seasonality, textures, tastes, and smells.

Timeless and

The landscape nurtures notions of community, warmth and creativity.

The garden’s design provided a unique solution to the challenge of its position on an underground structure by creating massive raised garden beds that seamlessly integrate into the garden’s topography.


China Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Co., Ltd. (CNIBR)

Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co. Ltd., Ager Group

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