News and latest projects
wh-p Christmas party
Today we were guests at Peng Dumplings Basel for our Christmas party and were able to attend an exciting dumpling course. It was really a lot of fun and our homemade dumplings tasted particularly good.
1st Prize: New life for 'Handelshof' on Nauenstrasse, Basel
"After intensive consideration of all five entries, the jury decided in favor of continuing to build on the existing building and the competition entry by Miller & Maranta with Gross Generalunternehmung AG." We are very proud to have been part of the competition team and look forward to working on the project together. The analysis of the existing support structure and the design of the addition to the existing structure was an exciting and complex task. Taking into account the challenging noise situation, the characterful existing building will be converted and elevated into a house with innovative typologies for diverse forms of living.
1st Prize: Redesign of "Kocherei" at the Attisholz site in Riedholz
Over the next few years, the industrial area in Riedholz, which has been open to the general public since 2018, is planned to be transformed into an urban "village section" in stages. For the future design of "Kocherei," a total of seven teams were invited to participate in a competition. Together with Burckhardt Architektur, we were able to convince the jury with our concept. The old "Kocherei" building, where cellulose was once produced, will be expanded and will provide space for residential areas, services, businesses, and gastronomy on a usable area of 18,000 square meters.
1st prize: Vocational Education Campus Ostschweiz in Sulgen
Together with wulf architekten, we are very pleased to announce that our competition entry for the 'Vocational Education Campus Ostschweiz' has been awarded the 1st prize. In total, 44 submissions were made. The 'Berufsbildungscampus Ostschweiz' is intended to be a sustainable, future-oriented building using a timber frame construction with rammed earth front walls, that consolidates spaces for courses from different trades and industrial sectors.
Office trip to Antwerpen
Our long-awaited office trip finally took place last week. Until the departure, the majority of the staff didn't know where the trip was going. The joy was even greater, and it was fantastic that all three locations had the opportunity to come together outside of work. At this point, a big thank you to Helen and Max for organizing this trip for us!
Successful placements in the Competitionline Ranking 2022
Yesterday, competitionline released its 2022 ranking. In the structural engineering category, we achieved 3rd place and in the civil engineering category, we achieved 2nd place. We are very pleased with this success!
wh-p Ski-Trip 2023
This year our ski-trip took place between the 10th and 12th of March, and despite a bit of fog, we really enjoyed our time in Titlis / Engelberg. Thankfully, everyone has returned home safely without any injuries.
1st Prize: Extension to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won an international competition to design an extension to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens - Congratulations! The International Evaluation Committee unanimously selected the design from a shortlist of ten following an international competition. The proposal, which was developed in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, Tombazis & Associates Architects, Wirtz International Landscape Architects, Werner Sobek and wh-p Ingenieure, was presented last week at a press conference in the presence of the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis.