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Mixed-use buildung Südpark

Basel, Switzerland

Competition 1st prize 2003

Project 2009-2011


SBB AG, Bern, Switzerland


Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

Team ZPF

Heike Egli-Erhart, Ana Maria Eigenmann, Hans-Peter Frei, Alfred Männel, Helmuth Pauli, Alfred Schläpfer, Andreas Zachmann


Auszeichnung Guter Bauten Kanton Basel-Landschaft Kanton Basel-Stadt 2013

In 2003, the team of Herzog & de Meuron and ZPF Ingenieure won the project competition for construction zones D and B in the Gundeldingen Quarter, opposite the main railway station on the other side of the tracks. Construction zone D, with its Südpark building, was completed in 2011 by Herzog & de Meuron and ZPF. Construction of the Meret Oppenheim high-rise in construction zone B began in autumn 2016.


The buildings that line Güterstrasse, the lifeline of the Gundeldinger Quarter, and represent a diversity of styles and ages, are all integrated into the quarter’s regular block pattern. The Südpark as perimeter block with courtyard mirrors the neighbourhood in its façade. The facade's matt silvery appearance was created with standard synthetic stucco. The seemingly random arrangement of the different window openings is the result of parametric programming developed by Herzog & de Meuron and the Chair of CAAD at ETH Zurich.  Twelve freely combined window shapes fuse into meandering, right-angled windows designed to match the scale and daily activities of human life.

© ZPF Ingenieure
© ZPF Ingenieure
© ZPF Ingenieure

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