Project Portfolio

ROCHE BUILDING 2 + PRED CENTER, BASEL

Client:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel

Architect:
Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel

Employer:
Drees & Sommer Schweiz AG, Basel

Construction: 2017-2023


Acting in a consortium with PBK AG, we are preparing the bills of quantities for the tendering of works. The mandate involves application of the very latest developments in BIM technology. Our focus is on achieving an optimum alignment between 3D modelling and the qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the specification documents. This requires the management of interfaces between several databases and the development of an integral logic. This, in turn, will facilitate communication within the project team and support both site management and the work of the tendering companies. Put in simple terms, our services are geared to boosting the efficiency and quality of the overall project.


FLORIN AG SITE EXTENSION, MUTTENZ

Client and Employer:
Florin AG, Muttenz

Construction: 2016-2020


Based in Muttenz, Switzerland, Florin AG, is a third-generation family business that manufactures edible oils and margarine from mainly Swiss products. Various issues have arisen at the Muttenz site with regard to productivity and the ability of the building infrastructure to meet contemporary demands. In 2015, we were invited to develop investment proposals and to investigate the feasibility of the necessary measures. We have now been appointed as lead designer with responsibility for planning the implementation of the scheme and overseeing the works. Particular challenges include the project's technical complexity, the stringent food hygiene requirements placed on the new facilities, and the need to maintain production during the construction period.


Refurbishment of the public swimming pool in Reinach

Builder:
Municipality of Reinach

Architecture and general planning:
Morger Partner, Basel

Contracting authority: 
Morger Partner, Basel

Implemintation time: 2017-2018


The public swimming pool in Reinach was built in the 1950’s in a unique environment and was in need of structural and technical refurbishment. Our company was called in to manage the final construction phase from January to June 2018 with Morger and partner. The goal was to bring the technically and architecturally demanding project to a solid and good ending. The entire pool engineering and technical components were put underground. The renovation of the actual pools had to be scheduled simultaneously with the renovation of the surrounding buildings, the biggest challenge being the coordination of planners, specialists and contractors in view of the opening date. We are proud to say that the pools were opened on schedule on June 16th 2018.


ROSENGARTEN OLD PEOPLE'S HOME, LAUFEN

Client:
Stiftung Seniorenzentrum Rosengarten, Laufen

Employer and Architect:
Ackermann Architekt BSA SIA AG, Basel

Construction: 2013-2015


To address the growing need for accommodation for the aged, people with dementia and other people in need of care, the municipalities of Switzerland's Laufental administrative district have built an old peoples' home in Laufen. In response to the competition brief, Ackermann Architekt developed an efficient and carefully considered concept. Following completion of the structural shell, we were appointed by the architect to supervise all works during the fit-out and services installation phase. This necessitated the prompt development of a concept for meeting the tight deadlines while at the same time achieving the high standards of workmanship specified for the project. In meeting the challenge, our team needed to draw on the full range of its leadership skills and experience.

 


VOLTA OST COMPETITION, BASEL

Competition organizer:
Canton of Basel-Stadt Public Buildings Dept.

Architect:
jessenvollenweider architektur, Basel

Year: 2015


In organizing the Volta Ost competition, the Canton of Basel-Stadt sought a solution for the creation of contemporary, cost-efficient living accommodation. The principle formulated by the Basel mathematician Johann Jakob Balmer as early as 1850 that "the economy of construction is dictated by the lines of the floorplan" still applies today. The straightforward design concept and clear arrangement of axes inherent in the proposals were firmly in the tradition of the rational style of architecture typical of Basel and held the promise of cost-efficient construction. In the search for a rigorously crafted architectural solution, the contemporary application of the 150-year-old principle delivered a satisfyingly coherent ensemble. We acted as the architect's discussion partner during the competition.

 


RENNBAHNCENTER, MUTTENZ

Client and Employer:
Praxisklinik Rennbahn sport medicine centre, Muttenz

Architect:
RUEDI BÜHLER, BINNINGEN

Construction: 2012-2013


The ageing accommodation at the previous Rennbahnklinik centre, which specializes in sport medicine, no longer satisfied operational requirements in terms of quality and capacity. This prompted the client to collaborate with HRS Real Estate on the development of a new-build scheme at a nearby site in Muttenz. We were appointed to represent the interests of our client in the course of the approximately two-year negotiations with the project developer and to specify the qualitative and quantitative fundamentals for the contract. Following contract signature, the scheme was implemented over a further two-year period. The new facility came into operation at the start of 2014.


BRUNNMATTSCHULHAUS, BASEL

Client and Employer:
Canton of Basel-Stadt Public Buildings and Planning Dept.

Architect:
BRI-ARCHITEKTEN, Basel

Construction: 2011-2014


Built between 1960 and 1965, the Brunnmattschulhaus school building is one of the rare examples of the so-called "brutalist-plastic" style practised in the City of Basel. This style was inspired by Le Corbusier's late work and the British New Brutalism movement. The Brunnmattschulhaus was designed by one of Switzerland's main brutalist exponents, Walter Maria Förderer, in partnership with Rolf Georg Otto and Hans Zwimpfer. Acting as part of a consortium with Basel-based architectural practice BRI-ARCHITEKTEN, we provided lead design services for the comprehensive refurbishment scheme. The brief called for the careful restoration of the building's original appearance and architectural presence. This was to be combined with a modernization of the building fabric and operational concept in line with the contemporary demands placed on a school, together with all alterations needed to meet authority requirements. The refurbishment works were carried out under operating conditions.


SCHAULAGER, MÜNCHENSTEIN

Client and Employer:
Laurenz Foundation, Basel

Architect:
Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel

Construction: 2000-2003


The Schaulager ("display storeroom") in Münchenstein is a somewhat unusual venue, which stores and displays artworks of international significance. Our mandate consisted in implementing the building scheme. Key tasks included development to ready-to-build stage, in close collaboration with the client and architect, of the new building type – combining the functions of artwork storage and display – and the supervision of its construction on site. One particularly challenging aspect was the ongoing process of deadline, cost and quality control. This served as the basis for investment decisions as the design and construction works PROCEEDED.


HOSPITAL PHARMACY, BASEL

Client and Employer:
Canton of Basel-Stadt Public Buildings and Planning Dept.

Architect:
Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel

Construction: 1997-1999


The brief called for the construction of a new building to house the cantonal and hospital pharmacy. This had been necessitated by the relocation of the Institute for Hospital Pharmacy from the Klinikum 1 building. New spaces were needed for laboratories, pharmaceutical production, offices and product storage. The building geometry was dictated by the existing 1960s basement levels and the courtyard arrangement at the rear of the building. On this project, we were mandated to supervise the construction works. The main tasks included ensuring structural continuity with the existing building fabric, meeting the high requirements placed on the interior in terms of plant, installations and cleanliness, and realizing the precisely detailed architectural concept for the building envelope.

 


ROCHE BUILDING 92, BASEL

Client and Employer:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel

Architect:
Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel

Construction: 1997-2000


In the role of lead designer, we collaborated with architect Herzog & de Meuron in the development of their first building on the F. Hoffmann-La Roche site. This involved the first industrial application of the then groundbreaking "laboratory vision", co-developed by us for the third phase of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Hönggerberg extension scheme in Zurich. The concept helped to achieve considerable cuts in the construction, running and maintenance costs of a laboratory building. In architectural terms, it also paved the way for a new site identity that still resonates today.


TINGUELY MUSEUM, BASEL

Client and Employer:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel

Architect:
Mario Botta, Lugano

Construction: 1994-1996


To mark its centenary, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG presented the City of Basel with the Tinguely Museum in Basel's Solitude Park. The museum was built to provide a permanent home for the works of one of Switzerland's foremost artists, Jean Tinguely (1925-1991). The building was designed by Ticino architect Mario Botta. We were appointed as site supervisor to oversee the implementation of the architectural concept. Specific challenges posed by the project included the stringent requirements placed on building quality, the technical complexity of the subsoil and the tight deadlines imposed by the client's pending centenary celebrations. One particularly rewarding aspect of the project was the dialogue across language and cultural boundaries.