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Soft building


HHF was founded in 2003 in Basel by the architects Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann and Simon Frommenwiler, whose personal, academic and professional track records are resolutely global in orientation. HHF architecture is a conciliatory practice of sorts, one that seeks to transform, not assault – one that manipulates what it finds to change the game and accepts the past in order to create a springboard for continuities. It prefers paradigm shifts to throwing the baby out with the bathwater, and it keeps an open mind regardless of what happens and what people want. In brief, it is not about empty gestures but instead a strong point of view. In France, HHF won two projects in collaboration with AWP: the master plan for La Défense 2020 and the follies of the Carrières-sous-Poissy. HHF is curently delivering 2 projects with Dominique Coulon and Tatiana Bilbao in Strasbourg's the Deux-Rives. HHF truts AHA for their development in France. Photos: Iwan Baan, Tom Bisig, Julien Lanoo, Maris Mezulis