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Geometric glass cube at the entrance to the city

Philip Morris International, R&D Campus, Neuenburg

Located on the Philip Morris International (PMI) R&D Campus on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, the glazed structure of the “Cube” hosts the company's global research and development headquarters. The understated structure at the entrance to the city reflects the company’s values through its simple yet elegant geometry.


Philip Morris Products SA, Neuchâtel

Period of time



Thomas Jantscher


Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Industry & Commerce


Geneva, Schweiz
Lausanne, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Project specifics

The project reinterprets the traditional concept of freestanding building wings, bringing together three buildings under one roof. At the same time, the fragmented volumes create a wide variety of spaces and establish a specific geometry.

The landscape areas in the intermediate spaces are shaped by walkways, terraces, gardens and meeting places that connect to form a coherent access system. As intercommunicating sites, they make traveling between the buildings a unique experience.

The glass roof provides year-round shelter in areas set aside for staff to rest or take some gentle exercise. The sheltered area can be used for various purposes, including as an “open-air” terrace or meeting room, for a “garden” coffee break, for an “al fresco” work session, or for a chat with colleagues.

The ground floor mostly houses public spaces such as the reception, bar, restaurant, and shop, as well as providing direct access to the auditorium and conference rooms. The three building volumes above contain the laboratories, offices and delivery areas.

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