11 . 01 . 2016

Swiss Architecture Award 2016


Press visit

siteHHF architects won the Swiss Architecture Award 2016 for Lichtstrasse, a new apartment building in Basel. The building is located in St. Johann district in Basel, right next to Novartis campus, a neighborhood characterized by the close coexistence of old and new buildings. This coexistence is kept and emphasized in this project : one of the four existing houses of the corner parcel, Lichtstrasse 9, has been built anew; while the others, Lichtstrasse 11 and Kraftstrasse 1, have been renovated and benefit from the newly built infrastructure. In the interior the new building is connected to one of the existing ones to allow spacious apartments orientated to all four sides.