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SUVA Building
SUVA Building (Extension and Alteration)
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DESIGNER
 
 
Herzog & de Meuron
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CONTEXT
 
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Switzerland [Schweiz/Suisse]
Canton
Basel-City [Basel-Stadt]
Town
Basel [Basel/Bâle]
Address
St. Jakobs-Strasse 24/Gartenstrasse 51-53-55 - 4052 Basel
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Facades and decorative elements
Operations on existing buildings
Renovation, rehabilitation and restructuring
Extension, superelevation
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1988    
Realisation
1993
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Architectural Guide. Basel 1980-2000, Birkhaüser, Basel 2000, n. 51
"Edificio Suva/Suva Building", El Croquis 84, 1997/II [Herzog & de Meuron. 1993-1997], pp. 34-49
Mercedes Daguerre, Birkhäuser Architectural Guide Switzerland 20th Century, Birkhäuser, Basel , pp. 140 141
Jacques Herzog, "Sui materiali/On materials", Domus 765, novembre/november 1994, "Questioni & Materiali/Subjects & Issues" p. 76 (74-76)
Alessandro Rocca, "Herzog & de Meuron, Persuasori occulti/Herzog & de Meuron, Hidden Persuaders", Lotus international 82, settembre/september 1994 [Dopo Mies/After Mies], pp. 52-54 (52-67)
Ruedi Walti (photo), "Ampliamento e trasformazione/Extension and Alteration, Suva Building, Basel. Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron", Lotus international 82, settembre/september 1994 [Dopo Mies/After Mies], pp. 55-59 (52-67)
Matteo Brändli, Pierre-Alain Croset, "Herzog & de Meuron: caratteri concettuali e materiali/Herzog & de Meuron: conceptual and material characters", Casabella 612, maggio/may 1994, pp. 23, 27 (20-27, 69-70)
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CLIENT
 
 
SUVA (Swiss Accident Insurance), Luzern
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ingenieurgemeinschaft A. Zachmann, basel
H. Pauli, Basel
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Stöckli, Kienast & Koeppel, Zürich
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
Collaborators
Kurt Lazzarini, Astrid Peissard, Ursula Kaspar
Facades consultant
Schmidlin AG, Basel-Aesch
Construction management
Kurt Lazzarini
 
 
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