An addition to an existing steel parking complex, "Parking & More" combines a parking lot with eateries, sport facilities, and shops, "creating a vibrant and lively street and a partially covered urban plaza." The project is adjacent to BIG's Transitlager ad Herzog & de Meuron's 312 Helsinki Dreispitz, forming a triumvirate of new developments that reflect the area's rapid rates of densification and urbanisation. Read more about "Parking & More" and view selected images after the break.
Described by Basel-based HHF Architects as "intense and multilayered infrastructure which works as an urban hinge," the project bridges surrounding areas, directing circulation between these and increasing mobility. An otherwise rectilinear plan is offset by the twin spiral ramps of the carpark entrance and exit, allowing motor vehicles access to the roof and all building floors. A rooftop viewing platform overlooking the Dreispitz quarter is also accessible by pedestrians, via a pedestrian sideway along one of the two ramps.
Other rooftop facilities include an urban farm, public garden, event hall, and numerous eateries, reflecting HHF Architects' desire to achieve maximum functionality within "Parking & More"'s 8000-square-meter footprint. The ground floor features a commercial precinct of shops and eateries, whilst other floors feature a motel and sports club. Above-standard ceiling heights within the parking lot are intended to cater for pop-ups and permanent programs and installations.
Architects in ChargeTilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann, Simon Frommenwiler
Design TeamMariana Santana, Benjamin Krüger, Anastasija Binevic and Felix Brinkhege, Zdeněk Liška, Dasha Mikić, Jure Sadar
Structural EngineerWMM Ingenieure
ProgrammingIntosens Urban Solutions
SustainabilityIntep – Integrale Planung GmbH
PhotographsCourtesy of HHF