Archinect - News 2017-08-19T01:42:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150005971/peter-zumthor-unveils-scheme-for-fondation-beyeler-extension-in-riehen Peter Zumthor unveils scheme for Fondation Beyeler extension in Riehen Justine Testado 2017-05-04T18:25:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T14:28:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hr/hrhi22spgx94q6yl.jpg" width="650" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After being unanimously chosen out of 11 renowned architecture firms, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/721/peter-zumthor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a> presented his vision for the expansion project of the reputable <a href="http://www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fondation Beyeler Museum</a> in Riehen, Basel. Joining the original Renzo Piano-designed museum building, the new expansion will provide more room for the Museum's cultural events as well as more gallery space for their growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary art.&nbsp;</p><p>Zumthor's scheme reflects the Museum's focus on &ldquo;the visitor's personal and sensory experiences in encountering art and nature&rdquo;. The expansion will be&nbsp;constructed on private land of the Iselin-Weber Park, which will become accessible to the public.</p><p>The scheme distributes the Museum's various functions among three buildings, like a village-like community,: an administrative building, a transparent events pavilion, and the &ldquo;House for Art&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uk/ukegyz3m3emoglbe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5k/5ku73bqtt0rdt826.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gomjtsiwnv639ghm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7j/7j3uhdh1wtbyownn.jpg"><br><em>Images Courtesy Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner.</em></p><p>Visitors will&nbsp;be able to easily access recreation areas in the Iselin-Weber Park&nbsp;a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129884313/herzog-de-meuron-s-kabinett-shares-their-entire-estate-since-1978 Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-02-02T08:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5ehi4hsxifjsh2ae.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog and de Meuron no doubt has a wealth of archival material attached to each of their projects - all valuable pieces of information that are often rarely seen outside the architects' main HQ...The Kabinett is a charitable foundation set up in Basel to make the celebrated architects' estate accessible to the public. Establishing this initiative in their home town...has been a 'lifelong aspiration' for the duo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Herzog and de Meuron recently issued a press statement through the Kunstmuseum Basel announcing their Kabinett project, which features categorized cabinets consisting 'all the items and materials that were produced, collected, and archived' by the firm since its founding in 1978. The estate will be available for loans to local museums and institutions, and the Kunstmuseum Basel will have exclusive access. Experts and researchers can visit the archives upon request.</p><p>Read the full statement <a href="http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/2015/HerzogDeMeuron/KABINETT_RELEASE-E_150609_1-0_HdM_Statment.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102556267/a-tale-of-two-extensions A tale of two extensions Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T14:47:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a1312ccb22270fb13be41c0dddd2883.jpg" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Switzerland&rsquo;s two largest art museums are building extensions, although Basel is moving faster than its neighbour and sometimes rival, Z&uuml;rich. In Basel, construction is proceeding apace on the Kunstmuseum&rsquo;s project, across the street from the original museum. [...] Meanwhile Z&uuml;rich&rsquo;s Kunsthaus has become embroiled in a dispute which has halted work this month. The Swiss environmental group Archicultura is objecting, and permission to build is being withheld by a canton court.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/64075674/basel-aquarium-entry-by-hhf-and-burckhardt-partner Basel Aquarium Entry by HHF and BURCKHARDT+PARTNER Alexander Walter 2012-12-24T14:01:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T11:44:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75w6ahpo1nbt7wfr.jpg" width="650" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only a few days ago, we published the winning entries of the Basel Ozeanium Aquarium competition with Boltshauser Architekten taking the First Place. Here is now also the winner of the Second Place, the entry "Watergate" by collaborating Swiss firms HHF and BURCKHARDT+PARTNER.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63338891/boltshauser-architekten-wins-basel-aquarium-competition-zaha-hadid-only-3rd Boltshauser Architekten Wins Basel Aquarium Competition, Zaha Hadid only 3rd Alexander Walter 2012-12-13T14:26:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:01:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2qbkago1vpim6jv.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international architectural competition for the new 'Ozeanium' Aquarium in Basel, Switzerland, the proposal 'Seacliff' by Boltshauser Architekten has been selected as the winning entry. The Zurich-based firm beat out tough competition from big architectural names, like Zaha Hadid Architects, who came in third, or David Chipperfield Architects, MVRDV, and Behnisch Architekten who only made the shortlist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>