Fassade for Novartis Oncology Consolidation Center


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Tailored Sharp Edge Sections

Material grade:



laser fused & polished

Industries served:

Architecture Building & Construction


East Hanover, New Jersey, USA


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The new Novartis Consolidation Centre in East Hanover, New Jersey, USA, in particular the Oncology Division, is the nearly 95’000 square meter is Building Three on the campus. The area includes offices, conference rooms, community areas, a fitness centre and a restaurant.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC, and realized by Turner Construction, while the Company Josef Gartner of the Permasteelisa Group was entrusted with the curtain wall.
All stainless steel sections were designed custom and special realisation was needed due to shape complexity and requested surface condition and tolerances.
Challenging goal was to produce sharp edged, special stainless steel sections in 316L, suitable for easy installation on site (almost turn-key) with a high end polish surface finish.
In order to reach this goal a very rigid and precise production plan was established, enabling to grant the requested tight timings.
New-Novartis-building All flat stripes for the sections where laser cut from plate and machined where necessary. The stripes which were supposed to be visible on the finished product had to be pre polished.
This was subcontracted to the skilled polishing Company Hofe GmbH, in Munich, Germany.
The returned polished flats were protected with plastic covers in order to reduce damages during production process.
All production equipment as well as several production methods had to be modified and adapted in order not to ruin the precious surface during all steps: from laser fusion over straightening to packaging. Several sections had to undergo straightening process several times between one laser fusion process and the next.


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The fused bars in 3 to 9m length were again shipped to the polishing Company in Germany, that was going to give the final finish. Once that done, the well protected bars where sent to Gartner in Austria for further mechanical hole drilling and bolt welding.
The turn-key curtain wall sections were then shipped to USA for installation on site.

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