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VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein

  • 01:00 - 28 July, 2012
VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein
VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein, © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Design Team

    Mona Farag, Marion Clauss, Stefan Heiniger, Laura Schneider, Mathias Sehn, David Vaner
  • Site

    6,900
  • Client

    Swiss Life
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The VoltaMitte housing and commercial building closes the triangular block between Voltaplatz and Lothringerplatz in the North of Basel, where the urban residential area merges into the industrial zone. The building is part of an urban refurbishment and redevelopment scheme, following the construction of the subterranean highway which connects Germany, Switzerland and France and it is situated in direct neighbourhood to the Novartis campus.

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

The building has been planned and designed as a large house whose length is structured by its receding and protruding façade. Due to its North-South-orientation it also offers new prospects to the Eastern-Western axis.

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© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

On the interior the building’s distortion creates asymmetrical floor plans. The specific quality of the apartments is effected by the varying depth of the building and by its diversified room situations. In the centre of each flat lies a spacious room that connects the street side and the courtyard side with each other and thus creates manifold views and relations to the exterior.

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The street-level floor, which accommodates shops and institutions for the neighbourhood, is perforated by generous passages and allows insights from the boulevard to the leafy patio. Basel, Switzerland, Housing and Commercial Building 

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Franz Spitaler · July 31, 2012

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jmcyang · July 30, 2012

No elevator machine rooms on the 5th floor, above where the elevators and stairwells end on the 4th floor. Are these hydraulic elevators?

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Mike Brestel · July 29, 2012

Amazing use of angles in the floor plan...

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h.a. · July 29, 2012

very good building indeed. it contributes to create a adecuate urban fabric maintaining at the same time certain formal value. congratulations

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