Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1989
Realization
1991-1995
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Process

Earlier ideas took into consideration the old buildings on the grounds. Numerous changes are referred to in the text as a multitude of materials; the drawing shows that parts of the window openings in the concrete walls were supposed to have been filled with masonry. The front of the engine depot shows a similarity to the serial structure of the tracks. The grounds with the old sheds used to be a no-mans-land in the midst of Basel before the commencement of work.

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Earlier models combined saddle and flat roofs. The facilities at the flanks for use by third parties, for which bridge arms were at first considered, were abandoned due to a redimensioning.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen – Hochbau Kreis II
Planning
General Planning: Proplaning. AG, Basel, Switzerland
Construction Management: Burckhardt & Partner, Basel, Switzerland
General Contractor: Arge GU Marti AG, Basel, Switzerland
Electrical Planning: Selmoni AG, Basel, Switzerland
Sanitary Planning: Balduin Weisser AG, Basel, Switzerland
HVAC (Climate Control Design): Sulzer Energieconsulting AG, Liestal, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Proplaning. AG, Basel, Switzerland
Specialist / Consulting
Steel Constructions: Jakem AG, MĂĽnchwilen, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 175'559 sqft, 16'310 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 264'253 sqft, 24'550 sqm

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.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1981-2000. Between the Face and the Landscape. The Cunning of Cosmetics. Entre el Rostro y el Paisaje. La Astucia de la CosmĂ©tica.” 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Vol. No. 60+84, Madrid, El Croquis, 2005.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2002.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 02.2002.

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 2. The Complete Works. Volume 2.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1996. Vol. No. 2. 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2005.

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron: “Proyecto de Depósito de Trenes. Proyecto para el Schwarz Park. Proyecto para la Diagonal. Project for a Train Depot. Project for Schwarz Park. Project for the Diagonal.”
In: Josep LluĂ­s Mateo (Ed.). Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme. Ciudad y Proyecto. City and Project. Vol. No. 183, Barcelona, Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña. Association of Catalan Architects, 12.1989. pp. 116-121.