Residential Development, Riehen

Residential Development, Riehen

On behalf of Immobilien Basel-Stadt (Basel City’s real estate department) a full-service competition was organised, with the objective of densifying a residential area in Riehen with new affordable housing. A fast, prefabricated timber construction was specified. The Client sought an innovative urban and architectural design that forms an ensemble out of the existing and new buildings. Diverse living arrangements, an active neighbourhood and the communal use of outdoor areas were encouraged.


Immobilien Basel-Stadt


Harry Gugger Studio, Basel / ERNE AG Holzbau, Laufenburg / Fontana Landschaftsarchitektur, Basel


Hirtenweg, Riehen


Apartment buildings

Key Dates

2018 | Prequalification
2018 | Competition
2019 | Evaluation
2021 | Move-in houses A/B
2022 | Overall completion (expected)

Our Role

Organisation of anonymous full-service competition
Competition examination
Preparation of final report
Organisation of competition exhibition

Our Tasks

Competition support


© Daisuke Hirabayashi