The Novartis strategy is built around spurring innovation to improve health care for people. This is the main driving force behind the substantial overhaul and modernization of the company’s headquarters at the St. Johann site in Basel. The headquarters was once marked by smoking stacks and fuming chimneys. Today, it supports a diverse and multinational workforce dedicated to researching, developing, and producing healthcare solutions to benefit people around the world.
Novartis Campus Basel
The Novartis Campus in Basel is a place of knowledge, innovation and encounter. More than 2,500 scientists and over 7,500 employees from more than 100 countries are working here on the vision of a long and healthy life. The Novartis Campus welcomes more than 175,000 guests every year. Original thinkers from the worlds of science, architecture and art, along with doctors and Novartis staff, come together on the Campus, share ideas and thoughts and jointly work to build the world of the future. The architecture and design of rooms on the Campus are not only a symbol and expression of forward-looking innovation, but also underlying elements of the diverse and creative work and knowledge culture of Novartis.
Campus virtual tour
In response to interest from the general public, Novartis has opened the Campus further. Through Basel Tourism, members of the public may visit the Campus on selected Saturdays each month. Basel Tourism offers these guided tours.
Visitors are escorted around the Campus under the expert stewardship of Novartis guides. The tour provides insights into the philosophy behind the Campus project and the reasons and ideas that led to the redesign of the company's headquarters.
There will be a charge for guided tours of the Campus. Novartis will donate a portion of the proceeds to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Reservations can be made through Basel Tourism, whose website lists dates and ticket prices.
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