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Grosspeter

Tower.

Overview

Grosspeter Tower

Basel, Switzerland

2013-2017

Client

PSP Real Estate AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Architecture

Burckhardt+Partner, Basel, Switzerland

Awards

Swiss Solar Award, category ”new constructions“

Prixforix, Swiss Façade Award, 3rd prize

The 22-storey Grosspeter Tower is situated at the southeast entrance to Basel, with access to the A2/A3 motorway in the immediate vicinity and the Basel  railway station nearby. Beside the streets and tracks, this high-rise projects upwards to a height of 78 m and provides 18,000 m² of floor space for a hotel and offices.

Its shape comes from the concept of two interlocking volumes. The ground floor accommodates spacious lobby and reception areas for the offices in the tower and for the hotel in the base section, which were built according to the core-and-shell principle.

 

To enable the interior space to be used as efficiently and with as little limitation as possible, the load-bearing framework is integrated into the facade layer. As a steel Vierendeel truss in the form of a building-sized square tube, it reinforces the whole building, carries the accumulated loads and also enables extensive projections on the lower floors.

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© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo
© Adriano A. Biondo

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