DESIGN COMPETITION FOR HIGHRISE IN LIESTAL, BL

Aiming high at the Liestal train station

Client SBB Real Estate, Development Region Mitte
Project managers Angela Mizrahi, Uta Sütterlin
Time frame
since 2015
Floor area
12,500 m2
   
Services
  • Organization and coordination of a design competition with prequalification and intermediate design critiques
  • Coordination with ongoing projects (district planning process, land-use plan, railway project)




In 2014, SBB Real Estate and Infrastructure, the city of Liestal and the Canton of Basel-Landschaft (BL) commissioned an urban development plan for the area surrounding the train station. Based on this concept, the mandatory land-use plan was prepared which identified the area as suitable for a high-rise building.

We organized an interactive design competition to develop this new office building. After taking part in the prequalification, five planning teams qualified to participate in the competition. The process aimed to engage the architects and the jury in an open design process, where during intermediate presentation the jury’s critique functioned as an impulse to ameliorate and optimize the proposed concepts.

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