The project cow barn was a private order in the agricultural context and
was put into operation, close to Basel, Switzerland, in 2005.
Topic: industrial, landscape
Location: in the vicinity of Basel, Switzerland
Year: 2003 - 2005
Size: approx. 2000m2
Client: private client
Project Team: Georg Schmid, Jonas Wuest
General contractor: Zaugg AG, Rohrbach
Landscape Architects: Stauffer + Schönholzer GmbH Riehen
Photographers: Christian Baur, Basel, Serge Hasenböhler, Basel
The cow barn is located in the vicinity of Basel on the foothills of the Jura. As the farm needed a new orientation the decision fell on the increase of milk production and a new cow barn had to be built. On this hilly site the building should fit harmonically into the landscape. Furthermore natural materials which could be found in the surroundings should be incorporated. All the same it should be a building with its own architectural presence which reflects also the industrial character of agriculture.