More elaborated plans for the latest revamp of the Roche campus in Basel (Switzerland) have been unveiled. With the transfer to the research center now under construction in the north zone, the pharmaceutical company’s offices and laboratories in the
The firm Herzog & de Meuron recently completed the renovation and new extension of the Stadtcasino Basel. Built in 1876, this concert hall is one of Europe’s oldest, world-renowned for its acoustics. What started as an urban study in 2012 has resulte
How can an abandoned warehouse be transformed into a mixed-use center brimming with activity 24 hours a day? The city of Basel, in constant growth, has for some years been launching programs to regenerate industrial neighborhoods in the historic cent
At a height of 205 meters, the design of the new tower – with office space for 3,100 employees – relates explicitly to the studio’s first high-rise for the pharmaceutical company in the Wettstein neighborhood, and is governed by the same volumetric c
SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the las
Helsinki Dreispitz, a project initiated and developed by Herzog & de Meuron, comprises an archive and apartment building on Helsinki-Strasse at the Dreispitz area in Basel. The Dreispitz, an urban site covering some fifty hectares, is privately owned
The masterplan of the Novartis Campus in Basel calls for a uniform building height of 23.5 m. The office building Asklepios 8 is taller because it is situated at the outermost corner of the campus, where the open expanse of the river Rhine invites a
El edificio 1, situado en Basilea, alcanza los 178 metros de altura, tiene 41 plantas y presenta una sección en forma de cuña aterrazada. Su tamaño es el resultado de los requerimientos de la empresa Roche. Este nuevo edificio alberga aproximadamente
The waters of the Rhine as it flows through Basel reflect the istrope grid of the Virchow 6 Building, on the east end of the new Novartis Campus. The building joins the long list of projects – by architects like Ando, Chipperfield, Gehry, SANAA, Mone
Reinterpreting the classical museum on a contemporary note, the new volume has an underground connection with the old construction, beneath the street that separates the two buildings.
Located in the Gundeldingen Quarter of the Swiss city of Basel, the Südpark ensemble building reinterprets the neighborhood’s historical character, putting in a contemporary note through its skin. The new prefabrication techniques make it possible to
Early on, I had two great masters: an artist, Joseph Beuys, and an architect, Aldo Rossi. With them I began to lay the intellectual and formal foundations of my architecture. Rossi was in our time the best-known professor at the school, and he had pl
In this open letter addressed to David Chipperfield, Jacques Herzog reflects on the active role that architects ought to play in post-Covid society.
Herzog & de Meuron, celebrating a career
United in professional practice and friendship, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron together turn 70 this spring, and Basel, the birthplace of both, celebrates with them. Though the best of architects are not always prophets in their own land, these
The author of ‘Design for the Real World’ is remembered with an exhibition in Gehry’s building for Vitra which stresses the continued critical relevance of his work.
On view through 10 March at the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein is ‘Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design,’ a retrospective on the Austrian designer and educator.
The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, will through 10 March 2019 be hosting ‘Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design,’ the first major retrospective ever to be put together to honor the Austrian designer, educator, and activist who settle
The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has won the competition for the chance to develop a new masterplan for Nordspitze, an area to the south of the city of Basel, birthplace of both Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Organized around two extensive
Inspired in the ideas of the painter Rémy Zaugg, the Herzog & de Meuron archive in Basel brings together by products of their thirty years of practice.
Profetas en su patria, Herzog & de Meuron son los autores de la rehabilitación del Museo de las Culturas de Basilea. Construido en 1849 sobre el solar de un antiguo monasterio, el Museo fue el primero de su tipo en la ciudad, y alberga una colección
El estudio danés BIG ha resultado el ganador del concurso para la rehabilitación y ampliación del denominado Trantsitlager, un edificio industrial de los años 1960 y 18.000 metros cuadrados, situado en Dreispitz, una zona de la ciudad suiza de Basile