Project:

Nordspitze Basel

Year:

2017

Client:

Christoph Merian Stiftung / Genossenschaft Migros Basel

Location:

Basel, Switzerland

Program:

Mixed Use (Housing, Offices, Retail, Education, Leisure)

Area:

180.000 sqm GFA

Commission:

Invited Competition

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning Team:

Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten
IBV Hüsler AG
Grundbuch- und Vermessungsamt Fachstelle für Geoinformation, Kanton Basel-Stadt
Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG

Photography (Orthophoto): 

Grundbuch- und Vermessungsamt Fachstelle für Geoinformation, Kanton Basel-Stadt

Visualisation:

Filippo Bolognese

Nordspitze, Basel: Competition Masterplan

In Fall 2017, Hosoya Schaefer Architects selected as one of 6 offices to take part in a masterplan competition for the Nordspitze area in Basel, Switzerland.

Our submission proposed a careful sequence of urban spaces, each with varying degrees of openness and intimacy. The dense mixed-use program was organized in clusters of high and low-rise buildings with outdoor spaces. We envisioned that the existing shopping center would be transformed into a green and lively neighborhood with a permeable urban typology connecting to the local residential district.

The consolidation of the urban fabric is achieved by a graded scale of public to private. A sequence of clearly defined public spaces acts as a transition to a new Dreispitz district with a town square, neighborhood square and courtyards. Porous urban space with short traverse distances work together with a clear hierarchy of addresses, from regional, to district, to local, to human scale.

Large, representative open spaces create identity and places of exchange. Small and differentiated open spaces offer niches and possibilities for interactions.

Projects

Architecture

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

Contact

Zürich office

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Kyoto office

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