Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1993, 1995, 1997
Realization
1998-2000
102_CP_0006_500
102_CP_0006_500
102_CP_0006_701
102_CP_0006_701
102_CP_0006_501
102_CP_0006_501
102_CP_0006_700_MS
102_CP_0006_700_MS

Process

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102_SI_9309_501
102_MO_0001_102_01Ma
102_MO_0001_102_01Ma
102_DR_0008_504
102_DR_0008_504
102_DR_0008_500
102_DR_0008_500
102_DR_000601_500_site
102_DR_000601_500_site
102_MU_0008_502
102_MU_0008_502
102_MU_0008_503
102_MU_0008_503
102_MU_0008_500
102_MU_0008_500

The glazing of the parapet is printed with dots of varying density.

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102_MU_0008_501

The windows and parapets form diverse curves on the longitudinal façade facing the main road.

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102_CP_0006_701

The building displays a complex geometry where it opens onto the adjacent square. The parapets and window ribbons meet at the edge.

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102_CP_0006_719_MS

Drawings

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102_DR_000601_500_site
102_DT_000601_500_Sturz
102_DT_000601_500_Sturz
102_DT_000601_501_Sturz
102_DT_000601_501_Sturz

Team

Facts

Client
Helvetia Versicherungen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Planning
Electrical Engineering: Grau + Scherler, Solothurn, Switzerland
HVAC Engineering: Gruneko, Basel, Switzerland
Plumbing Engineering: Arm + Partner, Solothurn, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Weber Angehrn Meyer, Solothurn, Switzerland
General Contractor: Conti Generalunternehmung, Solothurn, Switzerland
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics Consulting: M.Lienhard, Langenbruck, Switzerland
Building Physics Consulting: Zimmermann + Leuthe, Altigkofen, Switzerland
Facade Consulting: Emmer Pfenninger Partner, Münchenstein, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 19'784 sqft, 1'838 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 56'338 sqft, 5'234 sqm
Footprint: 10'806 sqft, 1'004 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 771'343 cbft, 21'842 cbm

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1992-1996. The Complete Works. Volume 3.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 3.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1998-2002. La Naturaleza del Artificio. The Nature of Artifice.” Vol. No. 109/110, Madrid, El Croquis, 2002.