A public place for encounters, learning, and dialogue – the pharmaceutical company Novartis in Basel is dedicated to these goals with the Novartis Pavilion. The building envelope with an area of around 2,500 sqm and thus also the basis for the media facade were realised with curved BEMO standing seam sheets. An LED mesh was then clamped onto these without penetration, so that the zero-energy media facade simultaneously generates electricity as a light source.
In addition to the architecture, a special feature were the thousands of clamps that securely and permanently fasten the LED mesh, which weighs several tons, to the standing seam sheets. In addition, there was the requirement for a very matt surface so that the lighting can be shown to its best advantage.