The facade of AUE’s new headquarters: fused glass and gold dots. Photo: Daisuke Hirabayashi.
Series of publications by Hochparterre on solar architecture – March 2022
Solar techno in Basel
When the sun shines on it, the most beautiful solar module ever made shines in an infinite range of colours. After a long period of planning and implementation, the Office for Environment and Energy proves that photovoltaics also work in Basel’s Old Town, both technologically and aesthetically. This publication presents the building and the long evolutionary process of the facade. And it asks the question: will technology really save us?
- Electricity and aesthetics: the new UAE building in Basel
- Journey among planners, designers and artisans
- David Chipperfield on the future of his profession
The publication is not available in English, but is available in German, French and Italian as a print or pdf version.