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- Begun: Apr 2010
- Completed: Oct 2011
- Floor area: 9,659m2
- Sector: Office
- Total cost: £19.1M
- Address: Liestal, Switzerland
- Architect: Christ & Gantenbein
- Client: Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank
- Main contractor: Sulzer + Buzzi Baumanagement
- Structural engineer: Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure
- Heating consultant: Scholer & Blatter
- Ventilation consultant: Bechtel Ingenieure
- Sanitary consultant: Sanplan
- Electrical consultant: Procoba
- Building physics consultant: Ehrsam & Partner
- Civil engineer: Sutter Ingenieur
- Acoustic consultant: Martin Lienhard
Tapered, concrete six-storey office building with a triangular plan
The block occupies a site between the Liestal station square and the head office of Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank. Due to the constrictions of the site, the building’s footprint had to be smaller than its upper storeys, resulting in a downward tapering shape.
The basic motif of the facade design results from the 2.65m-wide grid used for the office design. The facade is evenly divided into facade elements in dark fair-faced concrete, with the width of each element being that of the office grid.
The grid pattern was chosen to allow the floor space to be used for different-sized units. The floor spaces are arranged around a central services core and provide the flexibility to accommodate a range of functions.