EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 2295-01
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


Download the full package of low-resolution images:
LR Images ~ 3.85 MB


Download the full package of high-resolution images:
HR images ~ 62.4 MB


The high-resolution images are also available individually under each image.

The press release is available below (copy and paste).


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd

Jazz Campus 

Basel, Switzerland

Buol&Zünd

Performance room with wooden sky


Basel, Switzerland, 2016-12-05 -

What does a building for Jazz music look like?


The challenge was to bring two very different disciplines together as Jazz music works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things.

The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. Historic plans are showing that the outlines of the buildings on the site didn't change much over the centuries. Believing in the "architecture trouvée", the new building was created on the footprint of the old.


Its interior circulation is organized around a central courtyard which leads to various paths and manifold random meetings rather than short, effective ways in a complex building. The intention was to create a course inside the building which starts at the rehearsal rooms where you practice almost privately, continues in the hallways where you meet other people and culminates in the courtyard where many people interact.


As there wasn't a space programme of the building at the start, the specific needs of the school and the musicians had to be found out. A survey revealed that there is no such thing as the perfect rehearsal room. Some people prefer to play in churches, others like to practice in garages and some play in their living room. The only common ground was the need for daylight and an atmosphere of private cosiness. Instead of flexible rooms, various rooms with different dimensions and acoustic qualities were provided to leave it to the musicians to choose.


The space palette with over 50 rehearsal rooms is completed by 3 characteristic recording- and performance rooms such as a wooden sound body with a flying acoustic sky, an introverted performance room combined with a professional recording studio and a Jazz club which opens up to the city and serves as an interface to the public.


The materialization of the interior spaces is superior and rich due to the acoustic requirements. Acoustic needs shape the building a lot as it was necessary to build almost a second house with meter-thick walls inside the general building.


The interpretation of the courtyard as an urban interior gives the project a strong quality. Interior and exterior space are mingled which links the house and the city as well as the school and the public.


Client: Foundation Habitat, Foundation Levedo: Georg Hasler

Construction Dates: 2011-2013


Winner of the American Architecture Prize 2016, Bronze category "Educational Buildings"


About Buol & Zünd

Buol & Zünd is a swiss architecture office, based in Basel. It was founded in 1991. The architectural practice and theoretical work of Buol & Zünd so far are opening up to a broad sphere of themes and challenges. They've started off with the design of the smallest entities of human living spaces followed by the creation of furniture and interiors and continued with the architectural planning of buildings and their realization. This led to the accurate analysis and development of urban spaces and the pictorial design of urban visions.

Questions of the identity of places, their meaning for the construction task and the general reflection of the character of the architectural space are defining the main points of their work. Its construction, materialization and precise detailing are inspirations for further design ideas.

- 30 -


Media contact
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - courtyard - Photo credit:  Georg Aerni
courtyard
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
7.72 x 10.29
300dpi

~ 1.8 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - courtyard - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
courtyard
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
7.72 x 10.29
300dpi

~ 12 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - rehearsal room - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
rehearsal room
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.29 x 7.72
300dpi

~ 970 KB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - rehearsal room - Photo credit:  Georg Aerni
rehearsal room
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
7.72 x 10.29
300dpi

~ 700 KB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - performance room  - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
performance room 
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
7.72 x 10.29
300dpi

~ 9.1 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Low-resolution image

~ 130 KB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - rehearsal room - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
rehearsal room
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.29 x 7.72
300dpi

~ 1.1 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - basement floor - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
basement floor
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.29 x 7.72
300dpi

~ 1.4 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - loggia in the courtyard - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
loggia in the courtyard
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.29 x 7.72
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Press kit | 2295-01 - Press release | Jazz Campus - Buol&Zünd - Institutional Architecture - performance room with wooden soundbody - Photo credit: Georg Aerni
performance room with wooden soundbody
Photo credit: Georg Aerni
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.29 x 7.72
300dpi

~ 1.2 MB
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Metro Oostlijn - GROUP A
A v2com exclusive

Metro Oostlijn

GROUP A

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019-03-22
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Ayb Middle School - Storaket Architectural Studio
A v2com exclusive

Ayb Middle School

Storaket Architectural Studio

Yerevan, Armenia, 2019-03-13
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Discover the new Royal Alberta Museum - DIALOG

Discover the new Royal Alberta Museum  

DIALOG

Edmonton, Canada, 2019-03-05
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The Breazzano Family Center Blazes a Trail for Academic Development in Collegetown - ikon.5 architects

The Breazzano Family Center Blazes a Trail for Academic Development in Collegetown 

ikon.5 architects

New York, United States, 2019-02-13
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - A Learning Resource Center and Community Living Room at the Heart of Campus - ikon.5 architects

A Learning Resource Center and Community Living Room at the Heart of Campus

ikon.5 architects

New York, United States, 2019-01-30
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Step Change in Building Design for the University of Nottingham - Make Architects

Step Change in Building Design for the University of Nottingham

Make Architects

Greater London, United Kingdom, 2019-01-30
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes Breathes New Life into the Dow Planetarium - Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes Breathes New Life into the Dow Planetarium

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Montréal, Canada, 2018-12-12
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Rigaud City Hall - Affleck de la Riva architects

Rigaud City Hall

Affleck de la Riva architects

Montréal, Canada, 2018-12-03
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - L’Édifice Wilder – Espace Danse Certified LEED NC, Silver - Ædifica
A v2com exclusive

L’Édifice Wilder – Espace Danse Certified LEED NC, Silver

Ædifica

Montréal, Canada, 2018-11-28
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Voltigeurs de QuébecArmoury:  The Rehabilitation of a Historic Treasure Highlights a Dialogue Between Contemporary and Heritage Architecture - A49 / DFS / STGM architects in consortium
A v2com exclusive

Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury:
The Rehabilitation of a Historic Treasure Highlights a Dialogue Between Contemporary and Heritage Architecture

A49 / DFS / STGM architects in consortium

Québec, Canada, 2018-10-31