Reference pro­jects

Culture / Educa­tion

Vit­ra­Haus, Weil am Rhein, D

VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein
VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein

Architect: Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron, Basel

The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron desi­gned twelve houses for the 2010 Vit­ra­Haus at Weil am Rhein – simple houses like those children paint sta­cked them on top of one ano­ther like building blocks.

When artists are commis­sioned to design the architecture of exhibi­tion spaces for desi­gner furniture, func­tion fol­lows form, "you the­re­fore must try to use their ideas to your own ends", exp­lained Rolf Fehlbaum, the Vitra client.

The forma­tion of twelve houses emerged from the ini­tial sketch for the Vit­ra­Haus fol­lowing countless expe­ri­ments. The sta­cked houses give the impres­sion of being ran­domly piled up, yet also in critical equi­librium: the highest house can­tilevers out 15 metres and appears to be sus­pended on air. Each of the five storeys has a comple­tely different floor plan, depending on how the houses connect inter­nally. The complex is roughly 57 metres wide and 21 metres high.

GU solu­tion: the master key system with SE cylinders ensures secu­rity

Language: English
Impressionen von der Bau 2019
Impressionen von der Bau 2019