A VISION FOR PUBLIC SPACE OF THE INNER CITY OF BASEL.
The team of OKRA , Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann has won the competition for the concept design for the Basel city center. The proposal provides an overall view on quality of public realm in the city centre for the next decades, and focuses on creating a green and vibrant landscape city, providing spaces that create a ?shared space 2.0?. The plan provides tools for transformation of a large area in the city centre, expanding from the train station SBB and the railway station Badischer Bahnhof on the other side of the river Rhine. Even more than today, the Basel city centre will be a focal point for the entire tri-national, expanding over the German and French borders.
The aim is to establish a strategy for radical transformation of the public space; and create a base for which concrete projects can be identified and implemented. In the forthcoming period OKRA icw, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann are commissioned to develop their entry to a vision for public space of the inner city of Basel.
development of public space, scenography, planting concept
partner in charge
Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra
Kris Schaasberg, Andreas Karavanas, Milena Zaklanovic
KIEV – jan '08
How to build 2000 new houses while preserving the natural beauty of the site.
STOCKTON-ON-TEES – jan '08
A densely knit, low rise neighbourhood for 200 families
LEIDEN – dec '10
Transformation of the area around Leiden Central Station
GENK – may '11
Educational & Cultural HUB in center of Genk
SCHWäBISCH HALL – jan '12
Postindustrial site becomes office / cultural / leisure center
ROTTERDAM – jan '12
A top-down strategy that allows for a bottom-up transformation