诺华总部的室外空间承载了员工在午餐、休息、通过和参加活动中聚集的空间。它作为无尽类型的活动的场地，并且在整个一年中的每个季节都会不同空间表情。此外，由于在世界首屈一指的艺术首都之一，用户发现自己漫步在艺术装置和建筑的室外画廊。精选艺术家包括Jenny Holzer，Ulrich Ruckriem，Alicia Panalba，Richard Serra和Alan Fletcher等。周围的建筑物已经由当今众所周知的建筑师Raphael Moneo，Renzo Piano，Frank Gehry和Ando Ando等建筑师建造。
The outdoor space amidst the Novartis Headquarters, embodies the spirit of successful campus design in which employees go to gather for lunch, rest, pass through, and attend events. It acts as canvases for endless types of activities, and is inviting throughout the entire year, changing moods with each season. Further, as a result of being in one of the premier art capitals of the world, users find themselves strolling through an outdoor gallery of art installation and architecture. Featured artists include Jenny Holzer, Ulrich Ruckriem, Alicia Panalba, Richard Serra and Alan Fletcher among others. Surrounding buildings have been built by some of today’s well known architects such as Raphael Moneo, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, and Tadao Ando.
The landscape architect designed the principal outdoor spaces surrounding the headquarters including the Forum square, the Courtyard, and the streetscape along Fabrikstrasse. The entry component of the Forum square is modeled after a historic town square to honor Basel’s history. Located just beyond the main gate off Fabrikstrasse, it is a simple, elegantly proportioned stone plaza centered on a bosque of thirty-five grandly scaled Pin oaks. Historically a symbolic species to Basel’s former Celtic population, Pin oaks were used to define communal and sacred spaces. Native to the region, the mature oaks were carefully placed adjacent to the buildings in a pattern extending the architectural grid of the surrounding buildings. The trees unify the vibrant architecture at its perimeter, and brilliantly change colors from summer to fall.