Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1996, 1998
Realization
1998-2002
Extension
2003-2007

The architects were consulted only after a preliminary project by the general contractor had been submitted which determined the volumetric expansion and the commercially usable areas within the framework of the law for this location. They were attracted by the opportunity to participate in the design of this large-scale project with a soccer arena and stores; however, they had no wish to retain control over each and every detail. They concentrated their efforts on several essential elements that would provide the site with an unmistakable identity – for example, the translucent coloration of the stadium’s shell, the color concept based on the complimentary colors of red (stadium’s interior) and green (lawn), the proportions and the roof construction of the stadium arena (namely its flat underside), the long horizontal façades of the senior citizen residence, as well as the lobbies and entrance areas of the stadium and the residence.

Herzog & de Meuron, 2001

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Process

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

In Collaboration With
Color Concept: Rémy Zaugg, Basel, Switzerland; Letters Seating: Michèle Zaugg-Röthlisberger, Basel, Switzerland
Client
MiteigentĂĽmergesellschaft (MEG) Winterthur, Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft SUVA Luzern, Pensionskasse des Basler Staatspersonals
Planning
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Landscape Design: Fahrni und Breitenfeld, Basel, Switzerland; Aegerter & Bosshardt, Basel, Switzerland
Electrical Engineering: Graf & Reber AG, Basel, Switzerland; Hefti, Hess, Martignoni, Aarau, Switzerland
HVAC Engineering: Gruneko AG, Basel, Switzerland; Gähler & Partner AG, Ennetbaden, Switzerland
Plumbing Engineering: BogenschĂĽtz AG, Basel, Switzerland; Sanplan Ingenieure, Liestal, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Rothpletz / Lienhard, Bern, Switzerland
General Contractor: Marazzi Generalunternehmung AG, Muri bei Bern, Switzerland
Specialist / Consulting
Lighting Consulting: DELUX Theater Lighting, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland
Guidance System: New Identity, Basel, Switzerland
Additional Services Consulting: Haskoll & Company, London , UK
Building Data
Site Area: 392'882 sqft, 36'500 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 721'181 sqft, 67'000 sqm
Footprint: 29'708 sqft, 2'760 sqm
Length: 567 ft, 173 m
Width: 91 ft, 28 m
Height: 78 ft, 24 m
Gross volume (GV): 9'958'745 cbft, 282'000 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.

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

hard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 3. The Complete Works. Volume 3.”
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2005. Vol. No. 3.

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

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.

“Estadio St. Jakob, Basilea. St. Jakob Stadium, Basel. Herzog & de Meuron.”
In: Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.). “Arquitectura Viva MonografĂ­as. Materia Suiza. Swiss Matter.” Vol. No. 89, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 05.2001. pp. 96-101.

Hubertus Adam: “2001. Basel. Stadion St. Jakob-Park.”
In: Peter Rumpf (Ed.). “Bauwelt.” Vol. No. 11, GĂĽtersloh, Bertelsmann Fachzeitschriften, 15.03.2002. pp. 14-19.

Location