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Christ & Gantenbein

Pratteln Apartment and Office Tower . Basel

Christ & Gantenbein . Pratteln Apartment and Office Tower . Basel (1)

Christ & Gantenbein . photo: © Christian Kahl . + baunetz

The shape of the high-rise located at Pratteln’s station square benefits from a high recognition potential, while being the result of very pragmatic studies, reducing the noise emitted from the railways. The building consists of two main parts: a podium forming a welcoming gesture towards the station with its two cantilevering wings, providing space for offices and shops, and a 20-storey tower organised in a fan shape allowing 76 apartments expanding from the northern access core southwards.The shiny metallic skin of the facade emphasises the building’s sharp contours and embeds it in its industrial surroundings.
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