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Novartis Pavilion - The Novartis

Dezeen Debate features "impressive" Basel pavilion

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features the Novartis Pavilion in Basel by AMDL Circle and Iart. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Italian studio AMDL Circle and interdisciplinary design studio Iart have completed the Novartis Pavilion in Basel, Switzerland.

The round pavilion is wrapped in a media facade that is comprised of 10,000 solar modules with 30,000 embedded LEDs.

Readers were amazed by the structure, with one describing it as "impressive". Another thought it was "somewhere beyond brilliant".

Heatherwick Studio Azabudai Hills development Tokyo
Heatherwick Studio unveils undulating district designed as "one of Tokyo's greenest urban areas"

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section included UK firm Heatherwick Studio's Azabudai hills development in Tokyo, a brutalist house in Mexico by architecture studio Lucio Muniain and an exclusive interview with designer Héctor Esrawe.

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