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Maison Davidoff . Basel

Diener & Diener . Maison Davidoff . Basel (1)

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Oettinger Davidoff AG has opened Maison Davidoff at 73 Nauenstrasse in Basel. The newly constructed building and head office of the Basel-based family-run business Oettinger Davidoff AG is replacing the company’s 1930 building on the same site. The old building, which had previously been remodelled several times, had served the company well for over 85 years. With the completion of the construction work, which lasted two years, from April 2015 to July 2017, approximately 160 employees will be working in the new Maison Davidoff. Continue reading Diener & Diener

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Residential Development Favrehof . Zurich

Diener & Diener . Residential Development Favrehof . Zurich (1)

Diener & Diener Architects . photos: © Christian Richters

The Richti Wallisellen complex is part of the Glattal development in northern Zurich. The complex itself inhabits former industrial land, which is situated between the railway station and shopping center and which had lain fallow for twenty years. 1200 apartments as well as numerous restaurants, cafés, and shops were built here between 2007 and 2014, creating 3500 jobs. At first glance it would seem as if the Studio di Architettura had reconceived the Wallisellen development site as a built-up nineteenth century European city. However, from the outset the architectural design office had not simply considered this individual building site as a single development standing adjacent to five other high-rise buildings. Rather, it saw this individual building site as an opportunity to reconsider and reevaluate the perimeter development found in traditional cities in a real world environment. To this end, the plans Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani drew up for the urban development play on the differences that exist between the distinct buildings. Continue reading Diener & Diener