Posts Tagged ‘Basel’
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Article source: BUOL & ZÜND
The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.
Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni
- Architects: BUOL & ZÜND
- Project: Jazz Campus
- Location: Utengasse 15-17, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
- Photography: Georg Aerni
- Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp
- Design team: Robert Müller, Rémy Schuster
- Structural engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas, Basel
- Acoustics: Applied acoustics, Gelterkinden
- Ventilation planners: Ruedi Wirz, Basel
- Construction management: Sulzer + Buzzi, Pratteln
- Execution planning steel-lightweight construction: Arbeitsgem. Rodoni AG und G. Canonica AG Basel
- Owner and construction supervision: Stiftung Habitat, Stiftung Levedo, Hochschule für Musik, Basel
- Construction period: 2011 – 2013
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Article source: Sweco architects
The Physic Garden is a place to celebrate sensuous phenomena of all kinds. It is a place where mystic scents, changing colors, and seasonal variety can be enjoyed and studied. It is also a test bed for pharmacological research.
Image Courtesy © Sweco architects
- Architects: Sweco architects
- Project: The Physic Garden at Novartis Campus
- Location: Basel, Switzerland
- Landscape architect: Thorbjörn Andersson with Sweco architects
- Team: Pege Hillinge, Johan Krikström, Johnny Lindeberg, Emma Norrman (plants), Therese Egnor (plants), Alexander Cederroth (light), Markus Moström (graphics), Pål Svensson (drinking fountains).
- Client: Novartis Pharma
- Consultants: Schönholzer + Staufer GmbH/ Beat Rösch, Basler + Partner (structural engineering).
- Area: 2800 sqm
- Opening: 2012
- Software used: AutoCAD, sketch up, Illustrator and PhotoShop
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: NEO, is a dazzling new club/bar/restaurant located on the ground floor of an upscale high-rise in Zurich’s burgeoning Europaallee Sector. Although the rapidly gentrifying area is adjacent to the Swiss Railroad Mainstation, the local residents’ chic demographic makes late night clamor particularly objectionable. Sensitive to potential neighborhood backlash, the venue owners resolved to deflect these latent problems before they became an issue. Their solution? Engage Walters-Storyk Design Group-WSDG.
Neo interior bar note staircase leading up to balcony lounge, Image Courtesy © Dirk Noy
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Article source: KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH
The new ETH building is conceived as an efficient and flexible architectural device, providing an answer to the multiple aspects shaping its complex environment.
On the one hand, the landscape and the urban quality of the public spaces around the building condition the building’s insertion. The respect of the historical urban fabric, in particular the Heritage garden in the south facade of the site, is essential as it constitutes an important area of the city urban fabric throughout the centuries. At the same time, all the classed trees in the site will be preserved.
Image Courtesy © KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Article source: DGT architects
FROZEN TIME CITIZEN IN BASELWORLD
‘Frozen time’ has been presented for a Japanese watch brand CITIZEN in Baselworld which is the largest watch and jewel industry exhibition in the world. In this year, the main exhibition hall has been fully renewed, therefore all the brands are intended to express their next 4 year’s vision. In order to conceive their brand identity almost all the brands has designed a fully new booth for this year’s exhibition. CITIZEN as a Japanese watchmaker took their approach to represent their brand identity differently in this context. Instead of just renewing entire booth for next 4 years, they have reserved a large reception space to be opened and to present an installation for CITIZEN every year as space to evolve and to express their fundamental identity of ‘Challenging sprits’.
Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura, Paris
- Architects: DGT architects
- Project: FROZEN TIME
- Location: Basel, Swizeland
- Photography: Takuji Shimmura, Paris
- Client: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
- Program: Installation for Citizen
- Technical direction: Luftzug, Amsterdam
Friday, August 10th, 2012
Article source: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
The design of this adaptive re-use project was born initially out of a design competition initiated by the City of Muttenz/Basel. The design was based on the renovation of an historic farmhouse situated within the historic center core of the city. The original farmhouse was constructed in 1743. Today the converted farmhouse serves as an office for an architectural design company, provides community meeting space, and serves as a compelling link to a new, adjacent private residence.
Kirchplatz Office view (Image Courtesy Børje Müller)
- Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
- Project: Kirchplatz Office + Residence
- Location: Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland
- Scope: Office building renovation 2,992 SF + new single family residence 3,015 SF. Architecture and Interior Design. In collaboration with Huesler Architekten
- Photos by: Børje Müller
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid
An L-shaped volume that gives a new identity to the Stadt-Casino, enclosing the existing music hall and connecting it with the adjacent Hans Huber Hall. This homogeneous, plastic volume is differentiated and articulated by bulging and inverting its surface, enclosing ‘foreign bodies’ and hollowing it out to create a generous entrance hall.
The façade of the old music hall and the Hans Huber Hall create the main façade for the Neues Stadt Casino along the Steinenberg. The continuation of the two buildings, highlighted by a cut or slice, allows the front surface of the new building to become cohesive whilst the new volume remains sufficiently distanced from the existing building.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Name of Project: Neues Stadt-Casino
- Location: Basel, Switzerland
- Duration: 2004 – 2006
- Client: Casino Gesellschaft
- Area: 13723m2
- Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Project Architect: Helmut Kinzler
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Article source: BIG Transforms
BIG wins an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960’s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District.
Located in Basel’s upcoming Dreispitz neighborhood, which is envisioned as an attractive and inviting urban quarter in Herzog de Meuron’s master plan from 2003, the existing 18.000 m2 ”Transitlager” built in the late 1960s is to be renovated and extended by up to 7.000 m2 for residential and commercial purposes. The development is undertaken by St. Gallen -based real estate development company Nüesch Development for the landlord, the Christoph Merian Foundation and investor the UBS (CH) Property Fund – Swiss Mixed ‘Sima’. The winning entry which included engineers Bollinger Grohmann and HL Technik was chosen among proposals from Harry Gugger Studio and Lacaton Vassal among others.
Rendering (Image Courtesy BIG Transforms)
- Architects: BIG Transforms
- Project: Transitlager
- Location:Basel, Switzerland
- Type: Prequalified Competition
- Size: 30,000m2
- Client: Nuesch Development RG, UBS Fund Management, Christoph Merian Stiftung
- Collaborators: Bollinger+Grohmann, HL- Technik
- Status: 1st Prize [Completion 2015]
- Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
- Project Leader: Jakob Henke
- Team: Gul Ertekin, Ioannis Gio, Ricardo Palma, Alexandra Gustaffson, Bara Srpkova, Marcelina Kolasinska, Ryohei Koike
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Article source: OKRA, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann
Dutch success in Basel
The team of OKRA, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann has won the competition for the concept design for the Basel city center. The proposal provides an overall view on quality of public realm in the city centre for the next decades, and focuses on creating a green and vibrant landscape city, providing spaces that create a ‘shared space 2.0’. The plan provides tools for transformation of a large area in the city centre, expanding from the train station SBB and the railway station Badischer Bahnhof on the other side of the river Rhine. Even more than today, the Basel city centre will be a focal point for the entire tri-national, expanding over the German and French borders.
- Architect: OKRA, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann
- Name of Project: Basel city center
- Location: Basel, Switzerland
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Article source: Berrel Berrel Kräutler
A building particularly worthy of note was constructed on the Bruderholz site – a popular, nearby recreational area – when water reservoirs were built for the city of Basel.
Image Courtesy Eik Frenzel
- Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler
- Project: Water Reservoir
- Location: Basel, Switzerland
- Client: IWB, Margarethenstr. 40, 4002 Basel
- Year of Realisation: 2008