1. Leisure-Culture-Center-Rheinlehne-Studioninedots

Leisure & Culture Center Rheinlehne

Created for Studioninedots in 2013


  1. Architecture

Part of the project team together with Stijn de Jongh, Timo Knibbe and Freddy Koelemeijer.
All images courtesy of Studioninedots.

From the architect:

“This strip of 800 meters long is situated parallel to the Rhein and goes from wide to narrow. The larger and wider part will mostly be filled with offices and shops. In the narrow part the client wishes to create a new culture center, a new cultural hotspot. This development offers the possibility to restore the relationship between the inhabitants of Pratteln and the beautiful scenery at the Rhein.

The beautiful location also has a challenging paradox: the sun and the noise come from the same direction.
Can we design a building, which filters the noise from the busy road and simultaneously create a public plaza where people can enjoy the sun and the magnificent views? The building becomes a transition element. It can be seen as a big building composed out of small buildings. Therefore finding a dialogue with the context and the landscape monumentality.”


Project data

Client: Gérard Benone, Immobilien an der Rheinlehne
Type: Commission
Location: Rheinstrasse Pratteln, Basel
Programme: Culture Center and gallery 1470m2, apartments 840m2, guesthouse 645m2, restaurant & cafe 450m2, shops 320m2, museum 1040m2
Design: 2012


Study for Leisure & Culture Center Rheinlehne, located close to Basel.
This building plays an important role in a large strip that will be development along the Rhein.



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