Weil am Rhein - World Architecture and Design

Architecture and design present themselves in a wide variety in Weil am Rhein. Historic buildings, modern architectural contemporaries and exceptional art objects offer an impressive interplay for the eye.

 
 

 
 
VitraHaus (Herzog & de Meuron, 2010) © Vitra, Foto: Julien Lanoo

VitraHaus (Herzog & de Meuron, 2010) © Vitra, Foto: Julien Lanoo

The Vitra Campus enjoys an international aura. Here you will find buildings for example of the architects Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Nicholas Grimshaw, Álvaro Siza, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Prouvé, Japser Morrison and Richard Buckminster Fuller.

 
 
 

 
 
Vitra

Vitra Schaudepot (Herzog & de Meuron, 2016) © Vitra,
Foto: Mark Niedermann

Key objects of modern furniture design from 1800 up to today, are presented in the Vitra Design Musuem, located in the Vitra Schaudepot, designed by the Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron.

 
 
 

 
 
Vitra Design Museum (Frank Gehry, 1989) © Vitra, Foto: Thomas Dix

Vitra Design Museum (Frank Gehry, 1989) © Vitra, Foto: Thomas Dix

The Vitra Design Museum ranks as one of the most important museums of design all over the world. The independent cultural institution is dedicated to expositions, workshops and publications of the study, the arrangement of historic and actual development of the industrial furniture design and the architecture.

 
 
 

 
 
Hadid-Pavillon / LF One (Landscape Formation One, Zaha Hadid), Foto: © Thomas Dix

Hadid-Pavillon / LF One (Landscape Formation One, Zaha Hadid),
Foto: © Thomas Dix

The pavilion Landscape Formation One is located in the centre of the three-country-park south of Weil am Rhein. The pavilion is Zaha Hadid's second building in Weil am Rhein, after the Fire Station on the Vitra Campus and was built for the state horticultural show "Green 99"

 
 
 

 
 
Dreiländerbrücke Weil am Rhein (D) – Huningue (F), Foto: © Thomas Dix

Dreiländerbrücke Weil am Rhein (D) – Huningue (F), Foto: © Thomas Dix

Spectacular world architecture connects the partner cities Weil am Rhein on the German side and Huningue on the French side of the Rhine. The three-country-bridge Weil am Rhein – Huningue is an arch bridge with a support span of 229 metres, is the world's longest span pedestrian and cyclist bridge. Its total length is 248 metres. It was awarded with different prices amongst others with the German Bridge Construction Prize (Deutscher Brückenbaupreis) in 2008, with the Arthur G. Hayden Medal as most important international prize, as well as the worldwide renowned engineering prize of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), an outstanding structure award.

 
 
 

 
 
Dreiländerbrücke Weil am Rhein (D) – Huningue (F), Foto: © Thomas Dix

Schlaichturm, Foto: © Oliver Welti

The Schlaichturm impresses with its construction and building structure. It connects the city centre with the recreational area DreiLänderGarten.

 
 
 

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