Chromatic dynamism (084)

In this building of Stump & Schibli Architekten we want to highlight the wisdom to solve the blind area with continuous horizontal stripes along the different facades, while the openings treatment is adapted to the different conditions between the courtyard facades and the more urban ones. 

It is surprising, and I encourage you to experience it in situ, how the chromatic variation according different angles of these horizontal strips enhances the continuity between façades. The changing color takes you to walk around the building caught by this chromatic dynamism that ties the entire volume. Video

Constructively the building is immaculate (like all Swiss architecture). Special attention deserves the corner where the different opening solutions seek for continuity. More images in Detail

 

Children's Hospital

Location: 
Spitalstrasse 33
4056 Basel
Switzerland
Year of construction: 
2010
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Ph 1,3-6 Cristina Pardal

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Ph 7 Stump & Schibli Architekten BSA

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