new residential building on Hegenheimerstrasse . Basel

Wohnhaus Hegenheimerstrasse 39

Itten+Brechbühl . photos: © Yohan Zerdoun

The place is an old work yard, typical for Basel and the quarter. It is one of the few city blocks that has never been completely closed by buildings in the course of its history. This encouraged us to let the building, as it were, peep out of the courtyard. In addition, the client has a quite personal relation to the site, as he started his professional careers in that very place. Continue reading Itten+Brechbühl


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Vortex student housing . chavannes-près-rennens

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Dürig Architekten . IttenBrechbühl . photos: © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG . + baunetz

Located on the periphery of the University of Lausanne, the Vortex will house nearly 1,000 students and academic guests by the end of this summer. This iconic building was financed by the Caisse de pensions de l’Etat de Vaud and built by Losinger Marazzi, with IttenBrechbühl as an architectural director. The Vortex already welcomed the 1,800 athletes taking part in the Youth Olympic Games at Lausanne from 9 to 22 January 2020. «As soon as the client confirmed the contract placement, planning went into top gear and coordination was highly focused. We had 900 days to build 900 rooms.» (Guillaume Schobinger, project manager at IttenBrechbühl). Hosting the Youth Olympic Games gave a tremendous boost to the construction of this student accommodation facility. Continue reading Dürig . IttenBrechbühl