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Depot

district 3.

Overview

Road works depot district 3, replacement building

Sissach, Switzerland

Competition 1st prize 2015

Project and realisation 2016-2019

Client

Bau- und Umweltschutzdirektion Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Liestal, Switzerland

Architecture

ARGE VOSS Architects and Ebeling Architekten, Basel, Switzerland

General planner

Rapp Architekten, Basel, Switzerland

The road network in the canton Basel Country has a total length of 450 km and is maintained by means of the Civil Engineering Department's three road-maintenance depots. The depot for District 3 is on the edge of the industrial area in Sissach. As it is situated right by the A2 and A22 motorways, as well as the town access road, it is optimally connected to the local transport network. The new replacement building gives District 3 a modern and practical infrastructure for operation and maintenance of the cantonal roads in the east of Basel Country.

 

The new depot consists of an elongated structure with a gable roof projecting on all sides. Under this shared roof, the building is divided according to the three main functions that it accommodates: staff area / workshops, parking garage and external storage area. The areas for each of these uses are accessed from north and south via the roofed outdoor spaces.

 

The building is a wooden structure and its design is inspired by the local agricultural and commercial buildings. The material that characterises the depot's appearance is wood, which is used according to the respective utility functions. The salt silo, easily visible from afar, is based on the formal language of Basel Country's historical saltworks buildings, and provides an accentuating feature for the building volume's elongated roof and the surroundings.

© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Barbara Bühler
© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

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