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University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Dreispitz neighborhood development

Belonging to the Christoph Merian Foundation, this Basle neighborhood is one of the largest development projects in Switzerland. Following a study by Herzog & de Meuron, a new urban sub-division has been created, including shops, schools, cultural and residential buildings. 

One part of this new area is the “Arts Campus” of the University of Art and Design (HGK), which unites the ten institutes, formerly spread across the city, on the 50-hectare Dreispitz site. Special benches that can be sited and combined wherever required were developed in collaboration with students. The site is being equipped  in phases with standard BURRI 02 benches, the Public Bin system and the campus version of the Public Bollard with its predetermined breaking point. METRO LED street lights illuminate the site.

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