The Hirtenweg project is the result of a total contractor competition for affordable housing that was initiated by the public developer, Immobilien Basel-Stadt, in 2018.
The new buildings at Hirtenweg integrate existing conditions – residential scale, natural surroundings, neighborhood amenities – to create a renewed, densified residential estate. The setting of the three buildings was derived from overlapping setbacks, preservation of significant tree clusters, optimization of flat orientation, rational flat layouts, the reuse of existing foundations and the necessary phasing for the implementation. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The historic site of the Kunzareal is characterised by a paradox typical of industrial locations. Constant change, corresponding to the advancing industrial processes, contrasts with the permanence of the infrastructure, which here is characterised by hydroelectric power. In our case, the change concerns the reoccupation of the site of the former boiler house. In the process, the informal charm of today’s Giessplatz is to find its echo in the future open space design. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The aim is to create a residential building for young and old inhabitants in the community of Staufen, which gives an inviting form to communal life and encounters and makes use of existing open spaces. Continue reading Harry Gugger
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.
Developed by the Habitat Foundation in collaboration with the Verein TALENT a broad variety of cultural activities intended to promote participation, openness and to vitalise the district will be available. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The new building for the Arts and Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne is being built on the site of the former MonoSuisse factory the now called Viscosistadt in Emmenbrücke, located outside of Lucerne. Continue reading Harry Gugger