bassicarella architectes: UEFA campus bassicarella architectes: UEFA campus
sep 13, 2012

bassicarella architectes: UEFA campus

‘UEFA campus’ by bassicarella architectes, nyon, switzerland image © yves andreall images courtesy of bassicarella architectes

just completed by swiss firm bassicarella architectes, the ‘UEFA campus’ in nyon, switzerland contains the sporting organization’s new administrative headquarters. comprised of two office structures with opposite yet complimenting forms, the squared-off footprint of the ‘bois bougy’ and circular ‘clairière’ buildings are embraced with a wooded parkland setting. creating a relationship of mutual respect within sports, social or economic matters is of high importance to the association and environmental awareness is included with this architectural venture.

rings of glass windows are separated with deep concrete eaves, welcoming views of the trees inside while adjusting the penetration of daylight. also continued on the inside face to border a large courtyard which is open to the sky. the visually dominant horizontal striations continue as a motif across the pair of buildings. a magnetic heat pump doubles the efficiency used with heating production. additional sustainability considerations include planting of native species present within the vegetation and patio to allow employees to enjoy the scenery.

clairière building image © yves andre

deep concrete eaves separate rings of windows image © yves andre

entry image © yves andre

interior courtyard image © yves andre

ground floor image © yves andre

image © yves andre

top floor image © yves andre

image © yves andre

green carpeting picks up the colors of the encompassing vegetation image © yves andre

meeting rooms image © yves andre

bois bougy building with clairière building in the background image © yves andre

bois bougy building image © yves andre

exposed concrete joists continue the exterior’s linear bandwork image © yves andre

image © yves andre

image © yves andre

image © yves andre

conference room image © yves andre

site plan

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  • oh my apple!

    salka kavy says:
  • mmmmmm …
    It looks a bit like Apple Computer project, not it …???
    Or the new Apple headquarters looks like this …?

    ivanm (el Circo de la publicidad) says:
  • kinda funny how close UEFA is to UFO

    nice project

    dbkii says:
  • lets see… Apple Computer headquarters building won’t be completed until 2015. This is a completed project. Anybody wanna guess who ripped off who? (if indeed plagiarism is involved)

    meagain says:
  • the difference in scale between the two projects really makes them quite un-alike

    the cirular circulation (lol) towers are an interesting element

    stillme says:

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