Founded in Zurich in 1997 by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli, the studio EM2N has gradually shifted its attention from a sober, rational design based on stylistic simplification – heir to the Dutch avant-garde and characteristic of Swiss contemporary culture – towards an architecture strongly attached to its context. In this sense, the design of the extension of the Public Records Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, located in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Liestal and separated from the city center by railway tracks, takes the study of the site as point of departure. The construction of a glazed volume atop the existing building seeks the views of the city while a green surface conceals the facade creating a sort of pedestal that melds into the landscape...
Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
Bernd Druffel, Marc Holle, Fredrik Johansson, Katharina Klinger, Thilo Kroeschell, Satu Marjanen, Claudia Meier, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Claudia Peter, Christoph Rothenhöfer, Cornelia Schwaller
Otto + Partner AG
Walt + Galmarini Bauingenieure AG (ingeniería engineering); Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG (fachada facade planning)