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Basel. The Sankt Jakobshall­e's extension

- Jansen www.jansen.com

The competitio­n to modernise and extend the St Jakobshall­e arena near Basel which hosts the Swiss city’s most important sporting events, has been won by architectu­ral practice Berrel Berrel Kräutler Degelo who convinced the jury of the architectu­ral competitio­n with their proposal to redesign the layout of the building. In their design, the main entrance has been relocated and an urban piazza created that leads visitors inside the building through a new gateway. The ambitious nature of the constructi­on is also reflected in the 6.5 m long glazed facade that isolates the atrium from the outside and for which have been used transoms and mullions from the VISS TVS curtain walling system by Jansen. The profiles are made from steel – the best material when it comes to supporting, as in this case, a high load with large intervals between the supports.

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