Design: SKREINSTUDIOS x Foster+Partners
Client: Bank for International Settlements
User: Bank for International Settlements
A sustainable workplace for the future
The BIS office in Basel, Switzerland is located in a vibrant and bustling area of the city. Surrounded by a mix of residential, commercial, and cultural buildings, the site presents a unique opportunity for the design team to create a space that blends in with the surrounding context. By using local materials and incorporating elements of Swiss design, the architects aim to create a building that is both functional and visually appealing.
The site presents a unique opportunity to blend the building into the surrounding context. Local materials and elements of the city's design aesthetic are incorporated to create a functional and visually appealing space. The goal is to create a sustainable and future-focused workspace that seamlessly integrates into the existing city fabric.
The design of the office building takes inspiration from the surrounding city, with a façade made of local materials and incorporating elements of the city's design aesthetic. On the inside, the building features a modern and inviting green space, designed to create a welcoming and inspiring environment for occupants. The space is filled with natural light and includes a variety of plants, creating a connection to the outdoors and promoting a sense of wellness. The design seamlessly blends the inside and outside, creating a unique and dynamic workspace.