Handy architectural companion for Basel
Architectural Guide Basel
New Buildings in the Trinational City since 1980
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- More than15'000 copies sold
- Fourth, expanded edition –including 44new important buildings of recent years
- Thirteen maps make it easy to find one’s way around the city
- All addresses andtrafficlinks have been fully updated
Aims and Scope
There is no other place of comparable size where one can experience local and global building cultures side by side the way one can in Basel with its trinational urban space in Switzerland, Germany, and France. The local stars Herzog & de Meuron and Diener & Diener have long been active internationally. And building sponsors like Vitra, Novartis, and Beyeler have commissioned – and continue to commission – buildings by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Sanaa (Kazuyo Sejima/Ryue Nishizawa), Alvaro Siza, Renzo Piano, and others.
In its fourth, expanded edition – with44 new projects (for a total of 156) – the Architectural Guide Basel highlights the immediate present. But it also attempts to trace the development that this vital architecture scene has experienced since 1980. An entire double page is devoted to each project. The classification of the buildings by neighbourhood and zone, organized in thirteen chapters and presented in thirteen clearly laid out maps, is designed to facilitate exploration. All tram connections and addresses have been updated in the course of preparing this new edition.