Construction making headway on Sperrstrasse in Basel
Five modern condominium apartments are being built at Sperrstrasse 7 in Basel city centre. The existing building, which dated back to 1883, has been torn down and is now being rebuilt in the resulting gap using sustainable modular timber construction methods. The open-plan, loft-like structure makes it possible to divide the apartments into anything from two to five rooms to suit requirements.
Work began in June of this year with the dismantling of the existing building. The master builder managed to complete the concrete work by early December. Just one week later, we had completed the timber construction and erected the building. The wall, ceiling and roof elements required for this were prefabricated to exact measurements in our factory, which reduced the actual construction time dramatically. The interior fittings of the apartments will be completed in the coming months. These properties have all already been sold and are expected to be handed over to the buyers at the end of April.
The “Green City House” project provides a cutting-edge solution that’s akin to replacing a missing tooth. Unused residential buildings and those in need of renovation are demolished, while gaps are filled with new buildings that offer more space and an incomparable quality of life. Not only that, but the new buildings are also sustainable thanks to their timber construction system combined with exposed concrete, which cuts CO2 emissions by more than 35 per cent compared to conventional builds. In this way, the “Green City House” project contributes to sustainable urban compaction.