Roche is a Swiss pharmaceutical company that defines itself as being ahead of time. They are dedicated to honesty, rationality, precision, long term visions and especially people: their employees, patients and the general public. In order to translate that universe into a built environment (architecture, interior design and landscape) that was to function globally, we turned to atmosphere rather than aestheticism or rulemaking.
We called it “Our spaces”, which perceives architecture, interior design and landscape as one and gives meaning to the parts it contains. “Our spaces” is the result of an extensive research to find essence and to translate it to five design principles: Ahead of time, Fit to purpose, Form at human scale, Atmosphere of space and Adapted to local environment. In line with the nature of a spatial experience, the concepts are explained through a series of short films that intertwine emotions and people with matter, aiming to be specific but open to interpretation.