Design of unique facade system involving stone veils in front of glazed curtain walling for a pharmaceutical research building

Cambridge MA

Maya Lin Studio / Toshiko Mori Architects

Novartis Institute for Biomedical research

Novartis chose architects Maya Lin and Toshiko Mori to design two new buildings in its extension of its Cambridge MA campus – the centrepiece of the innovative company’s worldwide research operations.

The Maya Lin design comprises a distinctive randomly perforated natural stone screen hung from a unitised aluminium curtain wall system, an unusual system that has been developed in detail by EOC’s New York facade engineering team.

EOC has been instrumental in resolving the stone design and 
a supporting stainless steel structure that assembles the individual stone panels into mega-panels that are fixed to the aluminium curtain wall behind. This innovative approach has enabled the cladding contractor to save considerable assembly time on site.


45 Sidney Street

Cambridge MA

MA 02139

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