Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd.
4056 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 385 5757
Programmatic site plan and model with the important large neighboring buildings. The striking urban buildings such as market hall and Schlotterbeck garage (since torn down) are imprinted by wide and partly covered courtyards. The building was conceived from the inside out.
From various perspectives the model particularly suggests the characteristics of a crystal grid, which gives the model its consistency and high ability of adaptation to spatial limits without losing its coherency. The text of the design principle is imprinted on the upper side of the model.
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.
“Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.” Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 – 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.
Wilfried Wang: “Herzog & de Meuron.” 3rd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1998. (= Studiopaperback).