Novartis Office Building 335, East Hanover, N.J., by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Paul Warchol Novartis Office Building 335, East Hanover, N.J., by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism


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Constrained by a campus master plan that prescribed a rectilinear box 275 feet long, 100 feet wide, and 75 feet high, New York’s Weiss/Manfredi embraced the Novartis Office Building 335 in East Hanover as an opportunity to reimagine the paradigm of “the building as a box.” The five stories of open office space are connected by an ascending spiral of “living rooms” that encourage informal collaboration between employees throughout the building. Column-free space is provided by suspending the upper floors from 100-foot-long plate girders that cantilever from the building’s two cores at the roof. No workstation is more than 30 feet from the exterior wall that utilizes variegated custom aluminum mullions and a variety of glazing types to help mitigate the building’s rigid regularity.

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Exterior.
Paul Warchol Exterior.


Exterior.
Paul Warchol Exterior.


Gathering area.
Paul Warchol Gathering area.


Interior.
Paul Warchol Interior.


Site plan.
Courtesy Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Site plan.


Plans.
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Sections.
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