Top Project - February 2019
The wall and ceiling claddings in the new Roche Visitor Centre are entirely in elm. However, it was not simply “an elm veneer” used, but one with a natural greying due to the “Stone process” of the Roser company. “With this the interior work matches perfectly with the exposed concrete,” says Ute Fromm, chief architect of the architecture office Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten BSA SIA AG.
In order to achieve the perfect reverberation time, all surfaces in all rooms, the spacious entrance hall and the two auditoriums, were provided with micro-perforation in a 2 mm pattern. Part of the micro panels for this project were manufactured and supplied by Topakustik. The interior fittings and furniture were divided into seven lots and the micro-products wete also supplied by two manufactures. However, the overall result is convincing without any reservations!
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Object: Roche – PE@K Visitor centre, Kaiseraugst
Architect: Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten BSA SIA AG, Basel
Type: TOPPERFO® – Panel type Micro, Perforation 2/2/0.3, Elm Stone Edition veneered
Area: Approx. 300 m2
Customer: Dettli + Sahli AG, Muttenz and Jegen AG, Effretikon
Impressions: Ruedi Walti Fotografie, Basel