Center for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries, Basel, Switzerland

  • Date
    10/15/2014 (creation)
Related people
Pierre de Meuron (was created by)
Jacques Herzog (architect)
Herzog and de Meuron (was created by)
1998 – 2001
Also known as REHAB Basel, the center is a privately run rehabilitation clinic for patients with spinal cord or brain injuries. Oak, pine, larch, and ironwoods enclose and screen exterior walls, and a rectilinear plan brings daylight and landscape into its precincts through courtyards, grassy roofs, glazed walls, upper-level decks, and skylights. The double and single rooms are daylit from above and an outside balcony. The indoor swimming pool offers views to the sky from a pyramid-like dome above.
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)
wood (hardwood or softwood)