One can understand the guiding principles of the Odd Fellows as a pursuit of coherence. The values of mindfulness, respect, candour and tolerance towards other opinions and different cultures and religions, all aim at the constructive cohesion of civil society. Continue reading Harry Gugger
The shape of the outer shell respects the scale of the built environment. At key points, it departs from the building boundary lines and, together with the neighboring buildings, forms generously dimensioned access areas. Together with the Forum Hall, this creates a network of public spaces that penetrates the building. Continue reading Gugger . Fujimoto
The competition area, in the district of Mitte at Nordhafen, owes its ambivalence to the specific location between a growing, large-scale block development, heterogeneous latch structures and the landscape of the northern harbour. The aim of the design is to structure the growing quarter with a group of buildings
and to strengthen it with an identity-creating gesture. The urban ambivalence between dynamic and quiet, entrance and exit to the district is being developed into a clear address. Continue reading Harry Gugger . AFF
The Spenglerpark complex used to be the headquarters of the fashion and the mail-order company of the same name. In addition to the administration, storage and dispatch areas, the employees had a canteen and an indoor swimming pool on their disposal. Excellent public transport accessibility, 500 underground parking places and the self-sufficient energy system characterise the property. Continue reading Harry Gugger
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