WEIL AM RHEIN ARCHITECTURE GUIDE

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Tadao Ando

1993

Transit:  Bus 55  from Basel-Claraplatz or

     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

Access:  Hour of Operation,

     Architecture Tours offered

 

 

www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/

 

www.design-museum.de/en/guided-tours

 

Ando’s first project outside Japan the pavilion is largely below ground and inspired by mediations paths in Japanese gardens.  Make note of the concrete, it is soft to the touch.

Conference Pavilion

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Richard Buckminster Fuller

1975 / 2000

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     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

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Buckminster’s most commonly known development, the geodesic dome.  This one was developed by T.C. Howard and relocated from Detroit in 2000.

Geodesic Dome

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Zaha Hadid

1993

Transit:  Bus 55  from Basel-Claraplatz or

     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

Access:  Hour of Operation,

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www.design-museum.de/en/guided-tours

 

This is Zaha Hadid’s first realized building which was commissioned by Vitra when they decided to build their own fire station. It currently functions as an exhibit space.

Fire Station

 

Vitra Haus

 Flickr / design_Lounge

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Herzog & de Meuron

2010

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     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

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Photo:  Flickr / design_Lounge

 

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www.design-museum.de/en/guided-tours

 

Commissioned by Vitra to exhibit their home furnishings, inspiring the architects to design based on the ideas of the ‘archetypal house’.

 

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Alvaro Siza

1994

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     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

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A simple brick structure, the bridge which can be lowered to 4m above the ground to provide shelter from rain.

Factory Building

 

Factory Buildings

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Nicholas Grimshaw

1981/1986

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     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

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The buildings is made up of prefabricated elements and clad in horizontal corrugated aluminum panels.

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Jean Prouvé

ca.1953 / 2003

Transit:  Bus 55  from Basel-Claraplatz or

     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

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Made of prefabricated metal components this is one of three surviving petrol stations built for Mobil Oil Socony-Vacuum.

Petrol Station

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Frank Gehry

1989

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Another example of Gehry’s deconstructivist style brings natural light and overlapping exhibit spaces.  Gehry also designed the gatehouse.

Vitra Design Museum

 

Charles-Eames-Str. 2

Vitra Campus

Varies

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     Badischer Bahnhof Train Station

Access:  Hour of Operation,

     Architecture Tours offered

 

www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/atelier/

 

Demonstrations are offered of the production of the Eames Lounge Chair as well as a number of exhibits of the chairs designed by many modern architects.

 

 

 

Lounge Chair Atelier & Vitra Chairs

 

Mattrain 1

Zaha Hadid

1999

Transit:  Gartenstadt Station (7min walk)

Access:  Hour of Operation

 

 

www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/landesgardenschau-landscape-formation-one/

 

 

Inspired by nature this architecture emerges from the land this building houses the annual Weil am Rhein garden festival.

Landscape Formation One

 

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