The urban planning approach of the project stems on the one hand from an interpretation of the extant topography and on the other hand creates a landmark along the railway line in the Birstal. Thereby the specific location opposite the Kloster Dornach has become a main theme and is accentuated spatially. This idea of linking landscape and typology is evident in the longitudinal section of the building, whose differentiated volumes mirror the surroundings. The urban planning and architectural concept serves as the basis for the development of the façades. Their proposed execution using distinctly different materials references particular features of the site. A “soft” fine-grained façade in wood as counterpart of the Kloster and a grid of exposed concrete with insulation on the inside of the concrete wall assembly towards the passing trains precisely anchor the project locally. A distinguishing quality of the project is the clear manner in which it treats circulation. The message is apparent: users and passer-bys are led through the “soft” east or west façades, while the “hard” layer of the north and south façades responds to traffic on those sides.