Table CENA
Table CENA
Table CENA
Table CENA

Jouth hostel St. Alban

CH – Basel,

Built in 1850, the Youth Hostel served as a silk factory for many decades. It was awakened from its slumber in 2010 when the architects based in Basel began the renovation. The objectives: to be robust, inexpensive and yet elegant.

The existing building was gutted and entirely redeveloped. Now a small wooden bridge extends over the St. Alban Pond leading towards the building. When you enter you immediately have a sense of depth: You stand in an open room that extends from the reception to the lounge and dining areas. The robust and tactile materials such as exposed concrete, raw steel and oak dominate here. The table CENA was manufactured in a custom length.

Architect/Planner: Buchner Bründler AG
Photographer: Ruedi Walti