BAC Fall 2016 lecture series
MARKUS FRANK, Frank+Partner Architekturen.
“A future lab building at the Novartis campus”
Thursday September 29th at 12:45
BAC, Bruc 59, local
Open to the Public – limited capacity
Photo published by Phaidon (aerial view to the Novartis campus 2010)
Markus Frank, Frank + Partner Architekturen
Degree in Architecture, 1996 at Lucerne Switzerland.
He is founder of Frank-Partners since 2013, and was a project architect associate at OMA from 2007 to 2012.
His main focus in the first years after the studies were into architecture concepts and graphic design. Both capabilities lead him to Paris first into the office of Odile Decq (1998) and afterwards into Jean Nouvel’s Atelier (1999-2002/6) where he was basically working for competition and schematic design phases.
In 2003 he moved with his family over to New York where he worked for one year in the Loadingdock 5 office in Wiliamsburg.
2005 back in Spain he used to work for Jean Nouvel’s dependence in Barcelona (Jose Ribas Arquitectos Asociados) on projects such as City Metropolitana, Hotel Catalonia (Placa Europa) and the Poblenou Parc.
After 10 years of practice work he went back to do his “own master” at Rem Koolhaas OMA Rotterdam office as Project leader and onwards from 2010 as an Associate. He worked for several major projects at OMA:
_de Rotterdam towers, Rotterdam, NL (gfa 160’000 m2)
_Qatar Foundation Headquarter, Doha, Qatar (gfa 15’000 m2)
_PEX Tolouse, France (gfa 80’000 m2)
_Future lab building Novartis, Basel, Switzerland (gfa 12’500 m2)
After leaving OMA he is started his own company in Barcelona/Zürich. Their major works and success’ are including a 8th place of the international Wien Museum Comp. 2015 (over 250 teams submitted a proposal, and two 3rd places in housing competitions in Switzerland (15 Mio CHF luxury residential and a 60m housing tower competition in Zug).