Astra Zeneca’s intention was to condense the activity within this area and to improve the communication to create a modern and well functioning centre for pharmaceutical research and development. New buildings were carefully inserted in between existing buildings with a primary circulation spine named link infrastructure.
The link infrastructure was perceived as a seamless journey between internal and external experience. Structures were kept to the simplest and minimum with frameless glass facades to perform as a transparent skin for comfort weather separation. The material palette was kept to a minimum to satisfy the site vision strategy.