When the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim embarked on a major expansion of its North American facilities, it was not simply to house more scientists. It was to expand science itself — pioneering important research in immunology and inflammation, and combating cardiovascular disease.
The striking campus features buildings set atop two steep hills with a valley and wetland areas running between. Building 10 curves gracefully with the natural contours of the land, offering views of the rolling Connecticut Hills while minimizing its own ecological impact. A welcoming entrance provides a gathering place for the research division, offering a café and conference space, in addition to consolidated and centralized administrative functions. Perhaps most importantly, a three-story, light-filled atrium connects related buildings and provides a central interaction hub for the scientific community.