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Central Signal Tower – Basel, Switzerland

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Building: Central Signal Tower
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Client: Swiss Federal Railways
Completed: 1999
AE Interests: Structural isolation, metal skin

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Built

Schaulager – Basel, Switzerland

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Building: Schaulager Art Museum
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Completed: 2003
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Structural Engineers: A. Zachmann, Helmuth Pauli, ZPF Ingenieure AG
Contractor: Swinerton and Walberg Builders
Owner: Laurenz Foundation
Floor area: 16500 square meters
AE Interests: On-site materials, digital landscapes

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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Three Houses – Beinwil, Switzerland

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Building: Three Houses
Location: Beinwil, Switzerland
Completed: 1999
Architects: Gmur & Vacchini Architects
AE Interests: Communal Housing, natural light

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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Migros School & Shopping Center – Lucerne, Switzerland

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Building: Migros School & Shopping Center
Location: Hertensteinstraße 25, Lucerne, Switzerland
Completed: 2000
Architects: Diener & Diener
Floor area/size: 7620 m2
Architect: Diener & Diener
Landscape Designer: Stefan Koepfli
Client: Genossenschaft Migros / Hotel Schweizerhof
AE Interests: Solar indexing, urban context

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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The Hotel – Lucerne, Switzerland

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Building: The Hotel
Location: Sempacherstrasse 14, CH-6002 Lucerne, Switzerland
Completed: 2000
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Owner: Urs Karli
Floor Area: 15,000 sq ft.
Total Construction Cost: $4.9 million
Project manager: D. Laurent, M. Raasch
Electrical engineer: Rebsamen Electroplanung
Air conditioning engineer: Partnerplan AG
Sanitary engineer: Kramit Sanita AG
Façade engineer: Emmet Pfenniger Partner AG
Thermal engineer: Martinelli and Menti AG
General consultant: Hubert Tonka
Construction management: Walter Stadelmann
AE Interests: Natural light, mezzanine

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Built

Culture and Congress Center – Lucerne, Switzerland

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Building: Culture and Congress Center
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Completed: 2000
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineers: Sujan Malla, Martin Wieland, Willy Wüthrich, Electrowatt Engineering Ltd., Plüss Meyer Partner, Schubiger
Acoustician: Russell Johnson
Floor area/size: 35000 m²
Client: Tragerstiftung
AE Interests: Acoustics, inclusion of water channels

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Built

School – Paspels, Switzerland

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Building: School
Location: Paspels, Switzerland
Completed: 1998
Architect: Valerio Olgiati
AE Interests: concrete envelope, unity of structure and surface

Written by Richard Sniff

January 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Built

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