Zurich Innovation Center Givaudan

"nature as a resource and inspiration"
On the industrial historically significant area of Maggi, the flavour and fragrance manufacturer Givaudan extends its research center. It creates space for 290 jobs in the field of research and development. The new laboratory buildings surround an atrium that serves as a common space for encounters and exchanges. Execution is carried out in accordance with the sustainability standard «LEED Gold», to meet strict sustainability requirements for resource-efficient construction and low operating costs. Another highlight of the Innovation Center are the 12m green columns with ornamental plants. That the plants thrive healthy indoors a special luminaire was designed following the biophilic approach and providing the right light spectrum.

client: Givaudan Schweiz AG
electrical engineer:
landscape architect:

location: Kemptthal
completion: 2019
photos: Filipa Peixeiro

37th IALD Awards — Award of Merit 2020
IES Illumination Award of Merit 2020 — interior lighting design
Winner Deutscher Lichtdesign-Preis 2020 — office/administration
Winner lighting design awards Awards 2020 — workplace project of the year
shortlisted Darc Awards 2019 — spaces high budget
shortlisted Darc Awards 2019 — KIT decorative
LIT Award Winner 2019 — horticulture lighting