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

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

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

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

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

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

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

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com