The architects manage to make an existing brick structure defy gravity in order to provide an open ground floor, a strategy already tested — albeit timidly — at the Tate Modern in London. However, the feat is more interesting for its structural audacity than for the space gained. The free plan allows the building to hover while a stainless steel staircase invite visitors to enter. Nevertheless, due to the sloping terrain the noble intention of providing access from every street is not possible.
May 20, Photo: Alter Madrid's green wall is a veteran First noted here init was designed by Patrick Blanc, who has created some of the most famous vertical gardens in Europe.
The garden and the building have been braving the pollution, hot sun and elements for four years and we are pleased to announce that both mother and child are doing well.
Alter First the building: A Swiss firm, they renovated the Tate Modern in London which was formerly a power plant as well. Alter Their master stroke was to remove the base of the building so that it seems to hover over the ground.
That created a large plaza which provides a place to sit and meet away from the burning sun. The building goes underground, for an auditorium, and three stories above with gallery space, shop and cafe.
The rusted iron cladding on the top level has aged and corroded and is a warm bronze colour. It has 15, plants from more than different species and most of it is flourishing.
There is an irrigation system which seems to be ongoing, given the gentle mist of droplets that emanates from the garden. The architects said that they wanted to "create a very unusual encounter between the rough and the natural, Caixa Forum has become an urban oasis in contrast to the more formal, and much older, buildings in the vicinity.
More on Green Walls.Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by five Senior Partners – Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler, and Stefan Marbach.
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You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. The architecture of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron combines the artistry of an age-old profession with the fresh approach of a new century’s technical capabilities.
Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., or Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, BSA/SIA/ETH (HdM), is a Swiss architecture firm with its head office in Basel, Switzerland. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born 19 April ) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May ) closely paralleled one.
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February 20, February 19, jlorenzotorres Leave a comment. Designed by the Swiss duo Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron CaixaForum Madrid is a contemporary art museum and cultural center near Paseo del Prado.
A particularly interesting exception to this rule is the office of Herzog & de Meuron. ‘In some ways’, we observed: Herzog & de Meuron have always, through-out their careers, attempted to find formal alternatives to architectural postmodernism, an attempt which even tempted them to briefly return to the modernist purity of Le Corbusier.