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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. Continue reading Christ & Gantenbein