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Muttenz Water Purification Plant featured on the cover of SPACE MAGAZINE

July 2019 Water space that harmonizes with nature, By: Choi Eunhwa “It was very difficult to derive a form from the context. We looked at what elements could drive the shape. When we approached the brief, it was just a simple box with a height defined by the tallest element inside, the silo. We questioned that box. Part of that box was also to be a visitors’ centre – a typically dull, climate-controlled space in the building that could hold […]

DOMUS – A building shaped by water in Muttenz

10 July 2019 By: Francesca Grillo “The purification plant by Oppenheim Architecture in Muttenz, Switzerland, is connected to nature and its most precious element, water. Muttenz Water Purification Plant is a project commissioned by the City of Muttenz with the aim of becoming a landmark for the Swiss location and the Basel area. The project focuses on an urgent issue, the availability of drinking water. In a continuous reference to this essential element, the building stands in the middle of […]

WATER & WASTES DIGEST features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 July 2019 From the ashes, By: Sara Myers “[Beat] Huesler[, Director of European Operations,] explained that he and his colleagues did not want to create an industrial building in the middle of the forest, something others had done before. ‘We want to have a building that speaks to the nature, and we also want to have an educational element in the building,’ Huesler said. ‘We want to send school classes there to educate them on how the drinking water […]

AZURE – Muttenz Water Purification Plant receives two 2019 AZ Awards

21 June 2019 Oppenheim Architecture is pleased to announce that its Muttenz Water Purification Plant project has received two Awards of Merit from Azure Magazine in the 2019 AZ Awards – one in the category of Architecture for the Best in Buildings Over 1,000 Square Metres and one in the category of Environmental Leadership. See the full list of 2019 AZ Award winners on the Azure website, or read the print article feature here. Photo Credit: Aaron Kohler

SCALE MAGAZINE features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

21 June 2019 In dialogue with nature “The City of Muttenz, Switzerland commissioned Oppenheim Architecture Europe to design the city’s new municipal water purification plant. The resulting building is an expressive form in its natural context, taking the shape of the functional interiors, aging while being in constant dialogue with the surrounding.” Read the full article on the Scale Magazine website. Photo Credit: Börje Müller

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 […]