20.05. - 18.06.2017

Forum Basel

Forum Basel. Urban spaces for communal living 
Opening: 19.05.2017, 7PM

From 20 May to 18 June, S AM abolishes its entrance fee and provides a non-commercial space to the people of Basel to work, play, read, eat, rest and more.
In reaction to the increasing commodification of urban space today, the two emerging architecture practices Kosmos Architects (Moscow/Basel) and Plan Común (Santiago de Chile) explore potential collective spaces in Basel. Surveys and projects, developed in collaboration with local architects, are complemented by interviews with actors of the built environment.
The more heterogeneous societies become, the more important it is for cities to provide open spaces where we can experience ourselves as part of a community. In the original sense of the “Museion” of Ancient Greece, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum is transformed into a home for public life.

Become part of S AM's public realm and enter your activity in the museum in our online calendar!

Curators: Andreas Ruby, Stéphanie Savio
Co-Curators: Plan ComúnKosmos Architects
In collaboration with: Caesar Zumthor ArchitektenFocketyn Del Rio StudioManuel Herz ArchitectsRahbaran Hürzeler ArchitektenScheibler & VillardVécsey Schmidt Architekten

In the context of Future Architecture Platform
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

Become part of S AM's public realm and enter your activity in the museum in our online calendar!

The following exhibition furniture is at your disposal in the 4 galleries:
Room 1: 4 tables
Raum 2: large Ping-Pong boards and tribune
Raum 3: Platform
Raum 4: 4 foam mats 


Upcoming exhibitions

25.05. - 25.08.2024

Sign of the Times: Recent Projects from the SIA Master's Prize

Opening: 24/5/2024, 7 PM

In cooperation with the Professional Group for Architecture of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects SIA and the Architectural Council of Switzerland

The exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the future of Swiss architecture: In presenting the winning projects from the two previous editions (2022/2023) of the national master’s thesis competition ‘SIA Master's Prize’, this show introduces ambitious visions by young architects that also provide exciting input for architectural practice. Finally the exhibition provides for the first time a complete map of the Swiss landscape of architectural education.

19.10.2024 - 16.03.2025

Soft Power: The Brussels Way of Making the City

The exhibition 'Soft Power: The Brussels Way of Making the City' traces Belgium's journey to becoming an internationally renowned hotspot for contemporary architecture and urban planning. The show sheds light on the framework conditions that have given rise to a high-quality building culture in Brussels and encouraged a new generation of architects to participate in its urban development. 

Curators: Roxane Le Grelle, Andreas Kofler (S AM)​

An exhibition of S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in cooperation with the
Bouwmeester Maître Architecte (BMA) and with support of Brussels Capital Region.