Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/20

“October 20, 1801” by Rick Sanders

Deutsch: Villa Ehinger (Blick vom Park)

Deutsch: Villa Ehinger (Blick vom Park) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1801, Melchior Berri is born. The Swiss architect died in 1854.

Some of the buildings he designed are:

Of these buildings Villa Ehinger has this provenance from Wikipedia:

The family Ehinger sold the entire estate including the villa and its grounds to the municipality (Gemeinde) Münchenstein in 1959. The municipality then passed the estate onto the canton Baselland in 1962. The canton built a grammar (secondary) school on the estate grounds in 1972. In 1973 the villa was completely restored and refurbished as a music school.

During the refurbishment, significant cultural consideration were paid to the initial Architecture. Special attention was given to ensure that each separate room was given a new function, without changing its individuality within the historical building.

This makes the main house an excellent example of adaptive reuse.

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