One of the qualities of the residential and industrial area of St. Johann in Basel is the close coexistence of old and new buildings. This coexistence is kept and emphasized in this project, only one of the four existing houses of the corner parcel, Lichtstrasse 9, has been built anew; while others, Lichtstrasse 11 and Kraftstrasse 1, have been renovated and benefit from the newly built infrastructure. The paradoxes of the neighborhood are transposed into the housing: new/existing, inside/outside, multiple orientations. This complexity does not detract from the quality of these vast accommodations. This project has been awarded three times: Award 2013, New Building 2013 and Heimatschutz Basel Auszeichnung guter Bauten 2013.
Photo : Julien Lanoo