Stellwerk - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 32.604 E 007° 35.959
32T E 394597 N 5266503
Quick Description: The railway control center of Basel's main station by Herzog & de Meuron.
Date Posted: 6/16/2011 2:05:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMBR7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The SBB switchtower was built 1998/1999 at the eastern entrance of the station Basel SBB. Here the flow of almost 1000 passenger trains per day (no numbers available for the additional freight and post trains).

The building looks like a slightly irregular monolith from distance. Copper ribbons cover the building completely. In front of the windows those ribbons are a little twisted but don't let you see in.
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 2001 (Royal Gold Medal 2007)

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Website about the building: Not listed

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