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October 14–October 16 Basel, Switzerland Basel, at first glance, seems an unlikely capital of cutting edge architecture. With buildings by many of the world’s most renowned architects — Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Frank Gehry, and Renzo Piano to name a few — Basel is still a traditional European city characterized primarily by its political and industrial borders. This three day conference of building visits, lectures and tours offers a deeper look into the forces that have contributed to Basel’s contemporary architecture, while addressing the unique challenges this tri-national region faces in urban design for the 21st century.




 

 

basel square

October 14–October 16
Basel, Switzerland

Basel, at first glance, seems an unlikely capital of cutting edge architecture. With buildings by many of the world’s most renowned architects — Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Frank Gehry, and Renzo Piano to name a few — Basel is still a traditional European city characterized primarily by its political and industrial borders. This three day conference of building visits, lectures and tours offers a deeper look into the forces that have contributed to Basel’s contemporary architecture, while addressing the unique challenges this tri-national region faces in urban design for the 21st century.

 

 

 
 
 

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