Archipel

Experience architecture!

/05/1994
Trip

Basel & Weil am Rhein

The unbearable lightness of architecture

Through fruitful cooperation of talented architects, sensitized clients engaged politicians, interested officials and critical media, created a cultural climate in a region which proved to be fertile ground for good architecture.

In the 70-80 years developed in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland Ticino a dynamic process of architektuurkultuur. You will remember the journey in 1990, which gave an overview of how a region is profiled with architecture. In Ticino, this process today passed its peak. There is fatigue, predictability, sometimes caricatured repetition.

The architektuurdynamiek has meanwhile shifted to Switzerland to the German speaking regions where a new generation of architects takes away from some fashionable formal excesses and inspired and fascinated by the early modernism, went looking for the expression of the essential. Some of them, such as Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have meanwhile gained international fame. Others work certainly deserves more attention. Architects like Diener and Diener, Furrez & Fasnacht, Studer & Studer, Gmür, Nissen, and furz Baader … Santiago Calatrava is a maverick in the row and walks totally different, previously on-Swiss, roads …

Just over the border, there is the inevitable Weil am Rein with the, now famous worldwide, the initiative of the furniture manufacturer to architects like Gehry, Zada ​​Hadid, Tadao Ando and Grimshaw gave orders.
 

Tour guides: Wim Supply, Jan Vande Walle, Ivo Demeyer & Alexander Lievens.

Programme

D1

Basel
Architekturmuseum* – Rasser, Vadi, Diener & Diener
Taboueretti theater* – Santiago Calatrava
Rosshof – Naef, Studer
Wohn/geschäftshaus – Marbach, Rüegg
Haus für ältere Menschen, Herzog & de Meuron
Engelhof – Silvia Gmür, Vischer
Wohnhaus im Hof – Diener & Diener
Informaticabteilung – Furrer, Fasnacht
Tramwartehallen – Stiner, Furrer
Stadtstheater*
Werkstätten und Ateliers – Adler
Umbau Industriegebäude – Adler
Haus und Studio-Komplex – Diener & Diener
Haus der Schweisstechnik – Burdin, Nissen, Wenzlaff
Museum für Gegenwartskunstwerk* – Katharina Steib
Stopp für Schiffe – Wilfrid & Katharina Steib

D2

Zürich
Schulle Freydenberg
Bahnhof Stadelhofen* – Santiago Calatrava, 1990
Marti Büro* – Theo Hotz
Baden
Historische Museum* – Wilfrid Steib & Katarina
Wohnbebauung Matinsbergstrasse – Burckard, Meyer, Steiger
Wohlen
Kantonschulle Wohlen – Burckard, Meyr, Steiger, ism Calatrava

D3

Basel
Wohnbebauung Hammer 1 – Diener & Diener
Wohnbebauung Hammer 2 – Diener & Diener
Komunales Wohnhaus – Morger, Degelo
Kindergarten – Morger, Degelo, Pretre
Schiffanlegestelle – Wilfrid & Katharina Steib
Passagiersschieff C. Merian – Erny, Gramelsbacher
St. Antonius Kirche* – Karl Moser, 1927
Wohn-Geschäftshaus – Herzog & De Meuron
Wohn-Atelierhaus – Diener & Diener
Einfamilienhaus – Miachael Adler & Partners
Goetheanum* – Rudolf Steiner, 1925
Biel Banken
Spittelhof Umbau* – Beda Küng
Einzimmerhaus* – Silvia Gmür

D4

Basel
Haus im Schlosspark – Silvia Gmür
Garderobegebäude Grandelmatte – Löw, Dörr
Elder Zentrum – Wilfrid & Katharina Steib
Genossenschaftgssiedlung Vogelbach – Michael Adler & Partners
Weil am Rhein
Konferenz- und Tagungsgebäude* – Tadao Ando, 1993
Vitra Design Museum* – Frank Gehry, 1989
Produktion Workshop – Alvaro Siza, 1994
Feuerwehrgebaude* – Zaha Hadid, 1993

Trip

When?

We 11 Su 15 May 1994

Where?

Zürich, Basel, Weil-am-Rein...
Switzerland

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