146 SITE STUDIES FOR THE GABA-AREAL

146
Site Studies for the Gaba-Areal
Basel, Switzerland
Project 1996, 2000

For a property along the Rhine River, various development studies have been made since 1982. In 1988 Herzog & de Meuron suggested a six to ten-story high apartment tower facing the banks of the Rhine with a four-story Pendl building attached for the backyard. Since the project was rejected by the building authorities, the architects were requested after a while to find additional possibilities for utilization in theoretical feasibility studies. A pure housing development or a mixture of apartments, offices and studios were considered. One version planed to reduce the connected volume from 1988 to two buildings along the river bank and in the yard.

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
Project Team: Jean-Frédéric Luscher, Stefan Segessenmann, Stefan Eicher

Client:
Johanniter Immobilien AG