Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
1994
Project
1995
Realization
1998-1999
119_CP_0209_702_MS
119_CP_0209_702_MS
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119_CP_0209_710_MS
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119_CP_0209_718_MS
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119_CP_0209_700_MS
119_CP_0209_700_MS
119_CP_0209_714_MS
119_CP_0209_714_MS
119_CP_0402_704_MN
119_CP_0402_704_MN
119_CP_0402_706_MN
119_CP_0402_706_MN
119_CP_0209_721_MS
119_CP_0209_721_MS
119_CP_0402_710_MN
119_CP_0402_710_MN
119_MN161-11
119_MN161-11

Process

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119_MO_0209_001
119_MO_0209_001
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119_CP_0209_712_MS
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119_CP_0209_707_MS

Towards the street, the copper strips are cut off from the strip windows, taking back the monolithic character of the building and introducing a human scale.

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119_CP_0402_705_MN
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119_CP_0209_709_MS_H

The signal box amidst the tracks and cables in front of Basel’s main station.

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119_CP_0209_718_MS

With its movement, the signal box takes up the turn of the bridge in its immediate vicinity.

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119_CP_0209_708_MS

The signal box rises above the tracks with its increasing volume.

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119_CP_0209_710_MS
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119_CP_0209_704_MS

Drawings

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119_DR_0209_002_situation
119_DR_021101_002_EG
119_DR_021101_002_EG
119_DR_021101_003_1OG
119_DR_021101_003_1OG
119_DR_021101_004_2OG
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119_DR_021101_005_3OG
119_DR_021101_005_3OG
119_DR_021101_006_4OG
119_DR_021101_006_4OG
119_DT_960901_Nr403_Fassade
119_DT_960901_Nr403_Fassade
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119_DT_990201_Nr500_Lamellen

Team

Project Team
Philippe Fürstenberger (Project Architect)

Facts

Client
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (Anlagen Management)
Planning
General Planning: ARGE, Herzog & de Meuron, Proplaning AG, Basel, Switzerland
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuronn, Basel, Switzerland
Construction Management: : Proplaning AG, Basel, Switzerland
Structural Management: Proplaning AG, Basel, Switzerland
HVAC Engineering: Silzer Energieconsulting AG, Liestal, Switzerland
Electrical Engineering: Selmoni AG, Basel, Switzerland
Plumbing Engineering: Balduin Weisser AG, Basel, Switzerland
Specialist / Consulting
Facade Consulting: Tecton AG, Pratteln, Switzerland
Building Data
Footprint: 3'390 sqft, 315 sqm
Length: 82 ft, 25 m
Width: 45 ft, 14 m

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 1981-2000. Between the Face and the Landscape. The Cunning of Cosmetics. Entre el Rostro y el Paisaje. La Astucia de la Cosmética.” 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.

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.