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VitraHaus.

Overview

VitraHaus

Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany

2006-2010

Client

VitraHaus Verwaltungs-GmbH, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Architecture

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

The building VitraHaus serves as a showroom for the Home Collection and causes the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein to stand out, thanks to its exposed position and striking form. The concept behind VitraHaus combines two themes: the “archetypal house” and the “stacking” of spaces. The individual “houses” appear to have come out of an extrusion press and are only glazed at the ends. Stacked on top of each other with a total of five levels and projecting by up to 15 m, the 12 longitudinal structures look like a chaotic pile of houses.

 

The ground floor comprises five such bodies, three of which have underground levels. Seven units stacked above them form the four upper floors. Their lengths vary, up to a maximum of 50 m.

The stacking produces complex outdoor and indoor spaces: where the volumes are penetrated, large openings are made in the individual bodies. Thus, the support structure functions only as a whole.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Section
Floor plans
© ZPF Ingenieure
Structure
© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
© ZPF Ingenieure
© ZPF Ingenieure

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