The community meeting point building project is based on a basic wooden structure that is as simple as it is logical. The choice of a wooden structure in Basel creates a clear break with the neighbouring large-scale steel exhibition centre buildings, blending easily into the surroundings of the Landhof, a green oasis in the city.
The new building is a narrow, elongated volume, a rudimentary and accessible structure that responds playfully and atmospherically to the location and its users. The building is a system which the users can adjust, consisting of a fixed structure of load-bearing elements and mobile fields between them. Through moving individual parts, the structure is continually transforming in relation to the time of day, season and weather conditions. The moveable wall elements can also be placed in different positions in accordance with requirements for exchange, change or intimacy. Through this the form evolves and is continually responding to its surroundings.
- Lukas Raeber, Patrick Reuter
- Westpol Landschaftsarchitektur
- Site: Landhof Areal, Basel
- Client: Hochbauamt + Stadtgärtnerei Basel-Stadt
- Type of use: Cultural Pavillon
- Floor area: 550 m2
- Volume: 1`650 m3