Genzyme Corporation, Framingham, MA / Biologics Support Center (Interiors)
Providing support space for adjacent manufacturing facilities, the Biologics Support Center utilizes a vibrant color palette and streamlined, minimalist design to create comfortable work spaces for Genzyme employees. A four-story laboratory wing and 6-story office wing wrap around an existing industrial building, making connections between research and manufacturing.
The signature orange fin wall slicing through the building’s façade creates not only an identity for the building in keeping with the overall corporate campus, but also continuity with the interior spaces. Complimenting this distinctive orange color, bright blue, yellow, and green are used on each floor to enliven the interior while helping orient people within the building. At the intersection of offices and labs, break-out areas on each floor feature a connecting staircase, casual seating and conference rooms. By locating the enclosed offices and labs away from the exterior glass wall, natural daylight easily transfers deep into interior spaces. Expressing the same bright color palette, the top floor cafeteria has become a popular meeting place for all employees in the complex.
Project photography by John Horner