Swiss architecture studio Stereo Architektur has completed its first project: a wooden structure that transforms a former Basel machine factory into a shared working space.
The structure inhabits the main assembly hall of the former Burckhardt factory in the Swiss city, a 1930s building that was originally used for making perforation machines. The hall had most recently been used as an events space.
The building’s new tenant provides startups with co-working spaces and needed to turn the area into an adaptable environment offering workstations as well as areas for cultural activities, relaxation and workshops.
The space also needed to maintain the capacity to host large events from time to time.