052 LUZERNERRING APARTMENT BUILDINGS

052
Luzernerring Apartment Buildings
Basel, Switzerland
Competition 1989

On the edge of Basel, next to the French border, a triangular Greenfield site was to be developed for housing. Herzog & de Meuron’s competition entry concerns a site along the Luzernerring, an axis that connects the urban quarter to St.Louis.

The housing layout winds along courtyards on both the street and garden sides. The courtyard facing the street is screened by means of continuous balconies that are equipped with wooden sunblinds. The apartments are laid out so as to create a stratified spatial sequence and to orient every apartment in all cardinal points.

At ground level, there would have been communal facilities and shops, thereby continuing the existing character of the street.
Herzog & de Meuron, 1992

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron

Competition Ranking:
2nd Prize

Client:
Hochbauamt Basel-Stadt

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. The Complete Works. Volume 2.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 2.

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 2. The Complete Works. Volume 2.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2005. Vol. No. 2.

Wilfried Wang: Herzog & de Meuron.
3rd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1998. (= Studiopaperback).

Christoph Luchsinger: Experimente vor!. Zum Wettbewerb für die Überbauung Luzernerring in Basel, 1989.
In: Verlegergemeinschaft Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (Ed.). Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. Neues aus den Niederlanden. Du nouveau des Pays-Bas. News from the Netherlands. Vol. No. 1/2, Zurich, Bauen+Wohnen GmbH, 01.1990. pp. 4-9.