Dreispitz – which was formerly known purely for its light industry and warehouses – is being transformed as it fills up with apartments, schools and arts institutions. Well-known names in the contemporary architecture scene have created exciting projects here that have given the area a facelift. And the transformation is still under way.
In 2014 the architects Morger + Dettli handed over the Academy of Art and Design to the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland. In the same year, their colleagues Herzog & De Meuron completed the archive and apartment building on the site. In 2015 Zwimpfer Partner created the Oslo Nord office and residential building. The transit warehouse dating from 1922 was refurbished by Denamrk's Bjarke Ingels Group and expanded to include a three-storey, zig-zag-shaped upper floor.