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Recent Developments on the Vitra Campus

New entrance and new building

In June 2016, a second entrance to the Campus was inaugurated – along with the Vitra Schaudepot, a new building by Herzog & de Meuron.

The recently constructed Vitra Schaudepot represents another important milestone in the process of opening up the Campus. The Schaudepot and neighbouring Fire Station form a second public focal area, creating a counterpoint to the VitraHaus and Vitra Design Museum on the other end of the company premises.

The new city-side entrance to the Vitra Campus providing access to the Vitra Schaudepot is especially convenient for the many visitors from Switzerland who now travel to Weil am Rhein from Basel on tram line 8, an extended trans-border connection. From the final tram stop or from the main train station in Weil am Rhein, travellers walk northward, parallel to the main highway. The pedestrian path splits off underneath a pergola and leads directly towards the striking brick façade of the Vitra Schaudepot and to the neighbouring Depot Deli.

The newly openend Depot Deli next to the Vitra Schaudepot, whose interior was designed by Studioilse from London, is the second culinary location on the Vitra Campus after the VitraHaus Café.

More information about the Vitra Campus here.


Publication date: 3.6.2016
Image: Mark Niedermann