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ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 April 2019 Oppenheim Architecture completes Muttenz Water Purification Plant “The City of Muttenz, Switzerland, commissioned Oppenheim Architecture Europe to design the city’s new municipal water purification plant. The plant is a model of sustainability and extremely sensitive to its contrasting setting near the Rhine riverfront. Nestled between the protected forest and the nearby industrial parks, the project also holds an exhibition and educational area that explains the complex purification process. The function of the drinking water treatment plant is […]

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST RUSSIA features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 April 2019 Cliff Water Treatment Plant in Switzerland, By: Ekaterina Karpukhina “Previously, industrial facilities tried to build away from the city center: massive buildings were hidden in industrial areas, behind high fences. But times are changing . . . Oppenheim Architecture . . . made an architectural piece of art out of a municipal drinking water treatment plant. The plant was located between a protected forest and parks, so the architects decided to build a building resembling a rock […]

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

29 March 2019 By: Andrew Ayers “‘This project started with a disaster,’ says Beat Huesler, head of Oppenheim Architecture’s Swiss office, about the boulder-like 20,000-square-foot water-treatment plant his firm recently completed in Muttenz, a municipality bordering Basel on the River Rhine. He’s referring to the 1986 Sandoz agrochemical fire, which caused tons of pollutants to enter the river—the principal source of drinking water for half a million people. The political fallout eventually resulted in Muttenz’s separating its water system from […]

WALLPAPER* – Oppenheim Architecture designs a Swiss water purification plant with a twist

08 March 2019 By: Ellie Stathaki “The Swiss municipality of Muttenz now has a water purification plant with a twist. Far from the traditional industrial facility that remains off-limits to the members of the public, this innovative treatment centre is a truly interactive experience, and open to all by appointment – and who could resist taking an informative tour of how a modern facility of its kind works? Combining technology, education and preservation, the building, designed by Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture, […]

DEZEEN features Muttenz Water Treatment Plant

27 January 2019 Oppenheim Architecture designs Swiss water-treatment plant to resemble a natural rock, By: Jon Astbury “Oppenheim Architecture has coated a water-treatment plant in Muttenz, Switzerland, in a mixture of stone and clay, to create a building reminiscent of a natural rock form eroded by flowing water. The architecture studio designed the building to elevate what would usually be a private building into a landmark for the nearby town that would draw visitors into educational gallery spaces. US- and […]

DESIGNBOOM features Muttenz Water Treatment Plant

17 January 2019 Oppenheim Architecture wraps Muttenz’s water treatment plant in an ever-changing facade, By: Sofia Lekka Angelopoulou “Designed as a new landmark for the Swiss town of Muttenz and the Basel area, Oppenheim Architecture‘s new municipal water purification plant ties organically into the natural setting. The building integrates technology, education and preservation as its main components, while its expressive architecture and choice of materials make for a timeless icon in the area.“ Read the full article on Designboom. Photo […]

Three Oppenheim Architecture Projects Selected as Finalists for World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017 Awards

Oppenheim Architecture is pleased to announce that three of its designs have been selected among the top project entries in their respective categories for The 10th Annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. Muttenz Water Purification Plant in Muttenz, Switzerland was selected as a finalist in the “Production, Energy And Recycling – Completed Buildings” category, GLF Headquarters in Miami, Florida was selected in the “Office – Completed Buildings” category, and Bridge House in Aspen, Colorado was selected in the “House – […]