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Basel | Schweiz
With a slight bend the Volta West building complex marks the end of the Voltastrasse and further the transition to the Bahnhofsplatz. The curved form is adopted and emphasized by two irregularly shaped attic floors. The clinker façades are subdivided by a strong raster of openings while some loggias seem to be scattered randomly and break with that mural appearance. These are reflective of the plurality of different apartment types, three and four rooms, inside. The ground floor at Voltastrasse – where shops, ateliers and offices are located – opens to the public with generous glazing. The building complex defines a new courtyard which serves as a new public green space.