Building the Baloise Park: Diener & Diener, August+Margrith Künzel, Miller & Maranta, Valerio Olgiati
Thomas Schütte, Matteo Thun
Christoph Heim, Jolanthe Kugler, Andreas W. Schmid, Dieter Schwarz.
Baloise Group & Christoph Merian Verlag, 2020
Buildings by Diener & Diener, Miller & Maranta and Valerio Olgiati With numerous illustrations and plans as well as interviews with the architects Baloise Park will be the new gateway to Basel’s city center and will set an outstanding urban accent. A high-rise, two office buildings and a public square are being built in the immediate vicinity of the SBB train station. The architecture office Diener & Diener is responsible for the new headquarters of the Baloise insurance group. The smallest of the three buildings exudes representativeness through the high window panes extending over two floors. Another office building was designed by Valerio Olgiati, and a distinctive facade made of reddish-brown concrete gives it a special identity. The most striking building in the ensemble is the skyscraper designed by the architectural duo Miller & Maranta. Its main user will be a hotel with interior design by Matteo Thun, the internationally known designer and interior designer from Milan. IN GERMAN!