Novartis is aiming to transform the St. Johann site - its headquarters in Basel - from an industrial complex to a place of innovation, knowledge and encounter. The new Campus should offer Novartis employees and visitors an environment for intensive levels of communication and work, which is ultra-modern, very functional and aesthetically pleasing. The master plan on which all these changes are based is by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. The individual special buildings are to be designed and also realized by invited architects like Peter Märkli, Diener & Diener and Japanese office SANAA. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, whom Novartis commissioned to produce an overall plan for the St. Johann project, is an architect with a practice in Milan and a chair in urban development history at the ETH in Zurich.