Loggia Baseliana Pavilion

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz

LOGGIA BASELIANA PAVILION

Isla Architects

AREA
1076 Ft²

ARCHITECTS
Isla Architects

BUILDER
Husner Ag Holzbau (Hans Emenneger)

YEAR
2022

PHOTOGRAPHS
Luis Díaz Díaz, Lukas Gruntz, Husner Ag, © Architekturwoche Basel 2022

CLIENT
Christof Merian Stiftung

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Marta Colón De Carvajal, Juan Palencia De Sarriá

MATERIALS INNOVATION CONSULTANT
Buj Studio

COLLABORATORS
Husner Ag, Zirkular, Architektur Basel

RECOVERED MATERIAL COORDINATION
Zirkular (Kerstin Müller)

ISLA TEAM
María Gutiérrez Bas, Cristina Gutiérrez Chevalier, Chiara Liebermann, Annachiara Trabbachin

CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT
Cristina Fernández Fernández

LEAD ARCHIKTEKTURWOCHE
Architekturwoche (Chrissie Muhr)

STRUCTURE CONSULTANT
Mecanismo Sl (Juan Rey Rey)

CATEGORY
Pavilion, Other Structures

CONTEST PROMOTER
Architektur Basel (Lukas Gruntz)

For the inaugural edition of the Architekturwoche Basel, the Mallorca-based architecture studio isla -winner of the competition for the Basel Pavilion.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz

Proposes Loggia Baseliana, an urban passageway, and veranda that opens up to the former industrial district of Dreispitz, in the south of Basel, Switzerland.

Envisaged as an open, democratic structure that invites passage or permanence, the pavilion simultaneously serves as a shelter, a stage, an exhibition space.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Lukas Gruntz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© HUSNER AG
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Lukas Gruntz

And a materialization of circular economic practices, which connects the past, present and future of the Dreispitz area.

The linear public space of the pavilion has a direct relationship with the imaginary of the city of Basel on the east bank of the Rhein.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022

Where all the inhabitants and social strata of the city intermingle during the spring and summer months.

Similarly, the linear pavilion as an urban space relates to the iconic Swiss structure of the Kapelbrücke in Lucerne, which connects both banks of the city across the Reuss River.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022

The pavilion is a pioneering project of circular architecture as all its components and materials have been reclaimed from the Basel region and organized in a catalog for the competition.

The pavilion is composed of porticoed modules, combined into 5 different units extending over fifty linear meters.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz

Each unit has its own constructive system and material character with a mix of components and internal solutions, combined with formal clarity and homogeneity under the shape of a vernacular pitched roof.

The roof becomes an important element of the structure, generously cut at preset intervals to create openings for natural light, while simultaneously generating an iconic silhouette for the structure.

Inside, a continuous 50-meter-long bench follows the curve of the pavilion’s structure and allows a panoramic view of the spaces ahead, and the industrial context of Dreispitz in the background.

Conceived as a contemplative structure, the pavilion invites visitors to sit and watch by hosting events in the spaces around it, acting as an invitation to Basel’s many programmers and cultural agents.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz

Combining both a program of events and inviting spontaneous use, the pavilion creates a framework for conviviality, encouraging nearby residents, students, and passersby to stop by and integrate the pavilion into their daily lives.

This sort of urban device transcends the concept of a pavilion related to a specific cultural event becoming part of life in the city of Basel.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© Luis Díaz Díaz

The connections and contemplation determined by the pavilion are a fundamental part of the urban environment, which can be traced back to iconic examples such as Florence’s Vasari Corridor.

These corridors allow us to unveil and contemplate the city in a progressive way.

The Loggia Baseliana opens up to the formerly industrial area of Dreispitz, a space that—like the pavilion itself—is a space of potential and possibilities.

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion
© © Architekturwoche Basel 2022


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