Genzyme Corporation, Allston, MA / Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant
On the banks of the Charles River between the campuses of Harvard and MIT, Genzyme's state-of-the-art Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant fits comfortably into its setting while establishing an iconic presence for this leading edge company.
Project photography by John Horner, Peter Vanderwarker, Nick Wheeler
"Purely as architecture, the building is brilliant. It's elegantly finished in the familiar brick blend known as "Harvard brick." This brick is formed into walls that are thick and strong, walls that actually help hold up the building -- a far cry from the tacky thin veneers that are now so common…Details like eaves and corners and windows are fashioned with great care."
Robert Campbell, The Boston Globe