Site development Elsässerstrasse, Basel, subproject 209 - Lysbüchel school building

As part of the urban development of the Volta-Nord area, 3,000 new jobs, apartments for 1,900 people and a primary school with kindergartens are being created on the Lysbüchel site with its almost 12 hectares. Subproject 209 comprises the conversion of the former Coop buildings on Elsässerstrasse.

The former warehouse will be converted into a primary school building for twelve classes and two kindergartens with a day structure. The existing building will be reduced to its supporting structure, raised by two storeys and provided with a perimeter arcaded façade. The basements will house building services and storerooms, as well as classrooms with light shafts. The classrooms are distributed over floors 1 to 3, with large recreational areas on each floor. Floors 4 and 5 house the auditorium, the library and other classrooms. The roof terrace of about 850 m2 is also intended as a recreational area.

Contact person Jürg Toffol
Client Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement, Hochbauamt, Basel
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
General planners Itten+Brechbühl AG, Baubüro INSITU, Basel
Construction management Itten+Brechbühl AG
Start of construction August 2018
Start of operation Office building: August 2019; School building: August 2020