Conversion of the historic cacao silo Erlenmatt Ost, , Haus für Kosmopolitisches in Basel
On the Erlenmatt Ost site in the north of Kleinbasel a new urban quarter is developing.
At its heart sits an abandoned silo, built in 1912 for the Basler Grain and Cacao Beans Dry Storage Company which is now being converted into a multi faceted venue for the wider local community. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The radio station’s move into the city centre frees up a superb location providing the opportunity for a dense residential area which is family friendly, close to nature and very well connected to public transport. The key aims of the project are to enhance and express the existing qualities of the area and to maximise the development potential of this attractive site. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The unique aspects of the property demanded an extensive study of the typology of multi-family dwellings. The conventionally used principles of sequencing and layering — as applied in row houses or apartment blocks — did not adequately respond to the questions posed by the location. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The unique site of this project required not only a free-standing, autonomous form, but also a volume which visually “completes” the existing block. In answer to the unique circumstances, our proposal offers a strong relationship to the street and courtyard while remaining neutral to the sides. Continue reading Harry Gugger