Viaggi di Architettura plans architecture specialized tours to Basel, a city where modern and traditional architecture blend in a subtle way. Basel is a very compact city. Walking around there will be many works of Herzog & Meuron as well as other local and forein architects.


Museum Tinguely by Mario Botta, a donation of the Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in celebration to its 100 years. Permanent exhibition includes a vast collection of mechanical structures by James Tinguely and works of Niki de Saint Phalle. Before leaving the museum, enjoy a drink or a quick bite at the attractively situated bistro/restaurant «Chez Jeannot», with a terrace looking over the Rhine river. Another museum worth visiting is The Schaulager, interiors by Herzog & de Meuron, a storage for many works of art in different forms.


  • The REHAB Basel by Herzog & de Meuron, an out-of-the-box project for rehabilitation patients
  • Anton Catholic Church by Karl Moser in 1927
  • Euregio Office Bulding by Richard Meier, originally a bank that transformed into an office building
  • Ausbildungszentrum UBS, Training Center of the Swiss Bank Company by Diener & Diener
  • Beyeler Foundation by Renzo Piano home to many prestigious contemporary works of art
  • Zentralstellwerk SBB by Herzog & de Meuron, set between the train tracks
  • Jacobpark – Football Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron
  • Union Bank of Switzerland by Mario Botta
  • PAX Holding, Insurance Company by Burgin, Nissen, Wentzlaff
  • Baloise Group by Diener and Diener
  • Messeturm by Morger & Degelo, 105 mt high skyscraper
  • Antoniuskirche by Karl Moser
  • BIZ Building – Bank fur International Zahlungsausglich by Mario Botta
  • Elsassertor by Herzog & de Meuron
  • BIS Headquarters – Bank for International Settlements by Martin Burckhardt
  • Novartis Campus, true Mecca for architects
  • Roche-Tower Building 1 – tallest building in Basel visible from anywhere
  • Sudpark, ensemble of buildings and functions

Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, an ensemble of modern architecture, a showcase of “who is who” in architecture with buildings by Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando. Vitra Design Museum by Frank O. Gehry is an excellence in design among the world’s leading museums.

10 km outside Basel, there is the Goetheanum by Rudolf Steiner, Center of Anthroposophical Society with its concrete concave facades influenced architectural forms in its surrounding buildings.


Approximately 80 km outside Basel, in Ronchamp, France there is The Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut by Le Corbusier. This unique place, a pilgrimage site of historical, spiritual value is the first religious work of the architect and has been one of the most visited amongst all his other projects.

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