Basel Wettbewerb
1996
Basel, Switzerland

The scheme is located in Wettbewerb, a 20 hectare railway marshalling yard and goods depot.
The scheme provides new urban connections from the depot to the old city whilst buffering the western and northern edges to traffic and road noise from a nearby motorway. The project uses the contour of the ground formed by railway lines to provide tracks of linear gardens onto which a new urban pattern is developed.
Housing, offices and retail space site over these linear gardens. New routes are opened up including ¨ramblas¨ like Mediterranean walkways and street fairs.