Project:

Primary School Christoph Merian

Year:

2019

Client:

Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt, Städtebau & Architektur, Hochbauamt

Location:

Basel, Switzerland

Program:

School, Multifunctional Hall, Library

Area:

3’600 qm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Open competition 2019, 1st prize

Extension and Renovation

Hosoya Schaefer Architects won the competition for the extension and renovation of the primary school Christoph Merian in Basel. Extract from the report of the competition jury:

“The project proposal carefully yet confidently extends the existing Christoph Merian school building with a narrow, four-storey wing. The entire school complex is extended in a self-evident and convincing urban solution and creates a sequence of longitudinal and transverse school buildings along the Emanuel Büchel-Strasse. …
The subtle structure of the existing and new buildings manifests itself on the façade. The appearance of the extension is determined by its structural system, while the existing building is being renovated with a self-supporting concrete facade. The tectonics of the façade show the internal structure, consisting of a concrete base and a stacked wooden structure with ceiling-height glazing.”

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Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com