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EM2N to Build Basel's New Museum of Natural History and State Archives

EM2N has won first prize in an international competition to design the new Museum of Natural History Basel and the State Archives Basel-City. Selected over 22 other proposals, the winning scheme "Zasamane" will unite both institutions within a single "storehouse" that will "combine knowledge about nature and culture" of the Swiss city. The elongated building will take shape with a subtle stagger that responds to the neighboring railway line and increases in density as it approaches Vogesenplatz. A slender tower will anchor the building, offering an "urban symbol" for both institutions.

View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Ponnie Images View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Ponnie Images Shared entrance hall. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon Staircase hall Museum of Natural History Basel. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon

Refurbishment Viaduct Arches / EM2N

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Toni-Areal / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Industriequartier Hard, Foerrlibuck Street 109, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area: 125000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Simon Menges, Roger Frei

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Extension Railway Service Facility / EM2N

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© Roger Frei
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Herdern, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Christof Zollinger, Stefan Berle, Duarte Brito, Fabian Hörmann (Associate), Mathias Kampmann, Benjamin Nordmann
  • Area: 13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N

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© Roger Frei
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Wehntalerstrasse, CH-8046 Zurich
  • Architect in Charge: EM2N
  • Area: 29967.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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Housing Im Forster / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Zürichbergstrasse, Zürich
  • Architect in Charge: EM2N
  • Design Team: Vanessa Chacón, Marita Gelze de Montiel, Sandra Gonon, Matthias Heberle, Frank Herzog, Fabian Hörmann, Peter Jenni, Jörn Küsters, Sarah Kullak, Morten Krog, Sven Lechner, Yoshihiro Nagamine, Lucas Krupp, Tanja Schmid, Maria Skjerbaek, Basil Spiess, Atsushi Tarutani
  • Project Leader: Bernd Druffel, Verena Lindenmayer
  • Partners: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area: 5925.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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Cinématheque Suisse / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Penthaz, Switzerland
  • Partners: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area: 13.254 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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Housing Neufrankengasse / EM2N

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© Simon Menges
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project leader: Gerry Schwyter, David Duca, Raul Mera
  • Project team: Fabian Hörmann, Florian Kaiser, Martin Schriener, Elena Schwarz, Caroline Vogel
  • Partners: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area: 5800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Simon Menges

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Keystone Office Building / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Client: Real Estate Karlín Group a.s.
  • Area: 11600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Simon Menges

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The New Toni-Areal in Zürich West

Courtesy of EM2N
Courtesy of EM2N

The Toni-Areal is a crucial part of the plan to breathe new life into Zürich West. The building was formerly a milk processing facility, and the new design by architecture firm EM2N features spaces for cultural events, as well as the Zürich University of the Arts and two departments of the Zürich University of Applied Sciences. The Toni-Areal is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Zürich and will be the largest construction site in Switzerland during its realization phase. The total usable floor space is 108,500 m2, of which the colleges comprise 84,500 m2. The remaining 23,500 m2 are dedicated to housing, cultural events, restaurants, and small retail shops, as well as parking and technology. The construction price—including basic upgrades and tenant upgrades—amounts to about 350 million Swiss francs. Sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Theater 11 / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Project Leaders: Christof Zollinger, Verena Lindenmayer
  • Project Team: Dirk Harmdorf, Elke Kirst, Sidsel Kromann, Verena Lindenmayer, Claudia Meier, Mathias Müller, Verena Nelles, Daniel Niggli, Claudia Peter, Frank Schneider, Christof Zollinger
  • Structural Engineering: Aerni + Aerni
  • Mechanical Engineering: 3-Plan Haustechnik
  • Lighting & Stage Engineering: Nüssli AG
  • Client: MCH Messe Schweiz (Zürich) AG
  • Construction Management: Bauengineering.com AG
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Hannes Henz, Roger Frei

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Hotel City Garden / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Zug, Switzerland
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Project Leaders: Bernd Druffel, Benjamin Nordmann
  • Project Team: Stefan Berle, David Brodbeck, Bernd Druffel, David Duca, Christian Gammeter, Ryoko Iwase, Takumi Iyoda, Pavel Kolacek, Claudia Meier, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Benjamin Nordmann, Andreas Schmitz, Mario Vahos, Boris Weix
  • Structural Engineering: Berchtold + Eicher AG
  • Mechanical Engineering: Grünberg + Partner AG
  • Electrical Engineering: IBG B. Graf AG Engineering AG
  • Client: MZ Immobilien AG
  • Construction Management: Ghisleni Planen Bauen GmbH
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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House Gross / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Greifensee, Switzerland
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Engineers: Tragwerk Bauingenieure GmbH, Zürich
  • Client: Private
  • Programme: new building: 3 childrens' rooms, 1 bathroom, 2 patios, 1 home cinema/hobby room
  • Constructed Area: new building: 67 sqm, conversion ground floor: 127 sqm
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Liestal, Switzerland
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Project Team: Bernd Druffel, Marc Holle, Fredrik Johansson, Katharina Klinger, Thilo Kroeschell, Satu Marjanen, Claudia Meier, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Claudia Peter, Christoph Rothenhöfer
  • Engineers: Walt + Galmarini Bauingenieure AG, Zurich
  • Client: Department for Construction and Environmental Protection, Canton Basel-Landschaft, represented by the Office for Building Contruction (Hochbauamt)
  • Contractor: Otto + Partner AG, Liestal
  • Facade Planners: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Muenchenstein
  • Area: 4705.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

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