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What were they thinking

To put the largest wheat silo and the second largest building in Switzerland slap-dab in the middle of the city. Even casts a shadow over the bathing area at Letten after 4 pm. To think that the people voted yes for it! The Swiss are really a little retarded
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Old 13.07.2015, 22:53
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To put the largest wheat silo and the second largest building in Switzerland slap-dab in the middle of the city. Even casts a shadow over the bathing area at Letten after 4 pm. To think that the people voted yes for it! The Swiss are really a little retarded
This looks exactly like 99% of modern Swiss architecture:

1. Unrendered, raw concrete? Check.
2. Featureless exterior, or odd angles that are an eyesore? Check.
3. Completely out of place in it's surroundings? Check.
4. Probably costs a fortune? Check.

So tallying that up, I can't see how this would cause controversy. It is probably hailed as an "unparalleled triumph of Swiss design, bursting at it's seams with imagination and creativity. It combines understated elegance with a refined style and an unmatched attention to detail, resulting in a timeless architectonical wonder that will grace the skyline with it's slender lines for the enjoyment of generations to come."
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Old 14.07.2015, 09:36
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Re: What were they thinking

Almost as retarded as:
1) Building a shopping centre and having a massive car park all around it instead of under it or on top it.
2) Having a general rule of on street parking being allowed unless notified instead of disallowed unless notified. (I'm look at UK with the insanity found in Cotswold villages)
3) Building a huge grain silo in the middle of open countryside.
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4) Planning to build a nuclear reactor in the heart of the city. (It was later build in Lucens, click on the link to see what happened)
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1. Unrendered, raw concrete? Check.
2. Featureless exterior, or odd angles that are an eyesore? Check.
3. Completely out of place in it's surroundings? Check.
4. Probably costs a fortune? Check.
3 out of 4 for the latest addition to the Basel skyline.





What is funny is that they are extremely short on work space, accommodating workers across the city in temporary offices. So why they haven't maximised on the footprint of this building with a traditional skyscraper design?
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What is funny is that they are extremely short on work space, accommodating workers across the city in temporary offices. So why they haven't maximised on the footprint of this building with a traditional skyscraper design?
What is Ausnützungsziffer in English? You can only build so many floor space as permitted.

PS: In the end it should look like this and not all are happy about it: http://www.basellandschaftlichezeitu...rnst-129272573
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3 out of 4 for the latest addition to the Basel skyline.


What is funny is that they are extremely short on work space, accommodating workers across the city in temporary offices. So why they haven't maximised on the footprint of this building with a traditional skyscraper design?
I still can't believe they rejected my plan of a building in the shape of a dinosaur

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To put the largest wheat silo and the second largest building in Switzerland slap-dab in the middle of the city. Even casts a shadow over the bathing area at Letten after 4 pm. To think that the people voted yes for it! The Swiss are really a little retarded
This kind of stuff doesnt shock many people now-a-days.

Too many things happening behind well oiled closed doors that should most certainly not be happening behind closed doors. Otherwise things like this would not happen. Ever.
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This looks exactly like 99% of modern Swiss architecture:

1. Unrendered, raw concrete? Check.
2. Featureless exterior, or odd angles that are an eyesore? Check.
3. Completely out of place in it's surroundings? Check.
4. Probably costs a fortune? Check.

So tallying that up, I can't see how this would cause controversy. It is probably hailed as an "unparalleled triumph of Swiss design, bursting at it's seams with imagination and creativity. It combines understated elegance with a refined style and an unmatched attention to detail, resulting in a timeless architectonical wonder that will grace the skyline with it's slender lines for the enjoyment of generations to come."

http://www.hochparterre.ch/nachricht...ur/1347867015/

some architects should be paid NOT to build anything
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3 out of 4 for the latest addition to the Basel skyline.

What is funny is that they are extremely short on work space, accommodating workers across the city in temporary offices. So why they haven't maximised on the footprint of this building with a traditional skyscraper design?
its stepped because that reduces the shadow footprint. they tried to make the shadow fall on the roche area instead of also the neighborhood.
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