Passage Klybeckstraße Basel
Hexagonal aluminium panels:
1.5 mm thickness of anodised aluminium, main position: 1105 x 957 mm and transition panels [various dimensions]; perforated with hexagonal perforation, 17 mm, lined with black acoustic fabric [approx. 380 m²]
Only five minutes on foot to the bank of the Rhine, in a lively business district with many bars, a new mall was created on Klybeckstraße in the Swiss city of Basel that constitutes an expansion to the adjacent office buildings.
Over a length of more than 40 metres, these aluminium panels create a modern and almost futuristic visual impression. In a hexagonal pattern, these panels merge perfectly into the overall impression. The individual panels are perforated in a hexagonal pattern with a hole diameter of 17 mm, imbuing the ceiling with something of an open character.
To reinforce this geometrically striking impact and to create a visual distinction between the elements, there are no holes around the edges of these aluminium panels. As well as this main feature, a further 60 different transition panels were installed that create an enclosing border with a shadow gap.
The 'Passage' is a mall that blends superbly well into the surrounding Basel cityscape and the backing of black fabric also satisfies the requirements relating to acoustic insulation.