Architekturwoche Basel, AWB 2022, Swiss Architecture and Interior Design Event, Real Spaces Images
2 February 2022
Location at 3 sites: Dreispitz / Münchenstein, Bachgraben (Allschwil) and Klybeck – all in Basel, Switzerland
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal platform for architecture and urban development
9–15 May 2022
“Reale Räume” (Real Spaces)
First Architekturwoche Basel starts on 9 May 2022
Basel Pavilion opening on the Dreispitz site
Basel Pavillon exterior:
image © isla
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal News
From 9–15 May 2022, a new platform for architecture and urban development will be held for the first time: the Architekturwoche Basel (AWB), which is to be repeated every two years in future. Initiated by the Architektur Dialoge Foundation and organized under artistic director Chrissie Muhr, the inaugural edition of AWB 2022 addresses the theme of “Reale Räume” (Real Spaces) – examining how globalization, digitalization, migration, climate change and the pandemic affect the urban spaces around us. Featuring over 100 lectures, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, films, concerts and performances, the programme is aimed at a broad public. The events will take place in Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and neighbouring regions of France and Germany.
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal – AWB:
image © Architekturwoche Basel 2022
This year’s focus is on the “Real Spaces” of three current development sites in Basel: Dreispitz /Münchenstein), Bachgraben (Allschwil) and Klybeck. The AWB is using various formats to promote dialogue between experts and local protagonists. The Forum offers the opportunity to discover these areas and exchange views on the urban transformation process with the various stakeholders. The AWB Award promotes visionary uses of public space in order to open new perspectives on the city.
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal artistic director Chrissie Muhr:
photograph © Tom Ziora
The first Basel Pavilion made of reused building components will be presented on the Dreispitz site as part of the AWB: a temporary open venue whose architecture demonstrates new possibilities for climate-friendly construction and the circular economy. All the key components consist of reclaimed materials from regional deconstructions. The design of the “Loggia Basileana” emerged from an international competition won by the young Spanish architectural firm isla. The Christoph Merian Foundation is supporting the project and providing the building site for the Basel Pavilion.
For the Open Office event, numerous architecture, engineering and planning offices in the city and surrounding region will open their doors to the public.
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 artistic director Chrissie Muhr:
photo © Tom Ziora
The AWB programme is complemented with events organized by local partners. All interested offices, institutions and companies are invited to confirm their participation mid-February. The full programme calendar will be announced in March.
The Open House Basel event will also be taking place during Architekturwoche Basel on 14/15 May 2022.
photo © Luis Diaz Diaz
“Architekturwoche Basel is a platform for all who are interested in our cities and architecture now: in sustainable building and the circular economy, in the hybrid virtual and physical space, and the future of living together,” explains Chrissie Muhr, artistic director of the AWB.
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal Basel Pavillon design:
picture © isla
Basel, 2 February 2022
Architekturwoche Basel 2022
Biennal platform for architecture
and urban development
9–15 May 2022
Basel Pavillon interior design:
image © isla
Architekturwoche Basel Background
Basel is the architectural capital of Switzerland. In the tri-border area along the Rhine, architecture is practised, built and lived, and numerous internationally active architectural offices are based here. In order to further develop and showcase the great potential of building culture, expertise and enthusiasm in the city and surrounding region, the Architektur Dialoge Foundation has initiated a biennial platform for architecture and urban development: the Architekturwoche Basel (AWB). The first edition will take place from 9–15 May 2022. The AWB is supported by the Christoph Merian Foundation and sponsored by the cantons of Basel-Stadt and BaselLandschaft.
Since its establishment in 2006, the Architektur Dialoge Foundation has sought to bring contemporary architecture to a wider audience and promote dialogue about architecture.
Platform for building culture
Architekturwoche Basel 2022 Biennal images / information received 020222 from Architektur Dialoge Platform for building culture
Location: Basel, Switzerland, central Europe
Golf Club Saint Apollinaire Michelbach-Le-Haut, south of Mulhouse / north west of Basel, eastern France
Design: DeA architectee
photo © Luc Boegly
Golf Club Saint Apollinaire Michelbach-Le-Haut
photograph : Georg Aerni
Jazz Campus in Basel
Ozeanium, Zoo Basel
Design: HHF architects & BURCKHARDT+PARTNER
image from HHF
Design: various architects
Novartis HQ Basel
Herzog & de Meuron
Roche Tower Basel
Swiss Architectural Designs
Swiss Architecture Designs – chronological list
Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux, Jura Mountains, Switzerland
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Architects
image : BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Hôtel des Horlogers Building
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