Maiengasse Development Project

Working on behalf of the Canton of Basel, EBP is completing the planning for a housing development project encompassing 50-60 rental apartments comprising one concrete construction and one wood construction.

A residential building with 50-60 apartments and a kindergarten is being built in the middle of Basel. The aim of the project is to provide housing for tenants of various generations and backgrounds. The development project consists of two buildings joined by a shared underground car park. One of the buildings will be rendered in concrete and will close a gap in the existing perimeter block development located at Hebelstrasse. The second, larger building will be a two-storey wood construction in an inner courtyard location.

The winning design was submitted by Esch Sintzel Architects and EBP as part of an architectural design competition that included 45 design proposals.

The demanding cost specifications and the special challenges presented by wood constructions forced the planning team to identify cost-effective and functional solutions that nonetheless meet the high quality design requirements.

Picture Credits: Esch Sintzel Architekten