29.09. - 04.11.2018


Opening: 28/09/2018, 7 PM
With speeches by Andreas Ruby (S AM), Sarah Graham (agps), Joris van Wezemael (SIA)

Today, the half-life of buildings is decreasing rapidly. When their function changes, they are often simply replaced. However, criticism of this spatial throwaway culture is growing. An ever-increasing number of architects are once again investigating structures' potential for transformation and, in their reinterpretation, discovering very distinct poetic potential and scope for experimentation.
From a diverse range of very different projects, three independent positions were selected. What they all have in common is that the investigative process is not just the initiator, but an essential component, of the transformation.

With: agps architecture in collaboration with Jenny Rodenhouse: 99¢ Space; Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot, Christophe Hutin: Cité du Grand Parc; Baubüro in situ: Halle 118.

photo credits:
agps: 99¢ Space, photo: Sarah Graham
Lacaton&Vassal: Cité du Grand Parc, photo: Philippe Ruault
Baubüro in situ: Halle 118, photo: Baubüro in situ

The exhibition in Basel is supported by:
Forbo Flooring Systems

Baubüro in situ would like to thank:
Stiftung Abendrot;
Emil Egger AG;
Wiederverwerkle Upcycling & Restholzbörse;
ETH Professur für Nachhaltiges Bauen;
ÖkoLogisches Bauen, Lukas Spuhler

Accompanying programme:
Symposium: Re.Architecture
29/9/2018, 1-5 PM
With: Fala Atelier (PT); Jeju Studio (PL); Land+Civilization Compositions (NL); Martin Pohl, Miachael Kraus (DE); Skrei (PT)
Place: Zentrale Pratteln, Gallenweg 8, 4133 Pratteln (8 Min. from Bahnhof SBB)
Language: English
Free admission
In the context of Future Architecture Platform. Co-funded by the creative europe programme of the European Union.
An event within the framework of 'Making of Space' http://making-of.space

Public Guided Tours
4/10/ and 25/10/2018

at 6 PM
Language: German

Anne Lacaton & Bernard Blanc: Das zweite Leben der Grands Ensemble
17/10/2018, 7 PM

Place: Markthalle ‹Wohnzimmer›, Steinentorberg 20, 4051 Basel 
Admission: CHF 12.- (red. CHF 8.-)
Language: German, French
Supported by: Hans und Renée Müller-Meylan Stiftung;
http://europa-archi.eu/de/die-architekturtage/Die Architekturtage / Les journées de l'architecture

Upcoming exhibitions

09.09. - 05.11.2023

S AY - Swiss Architecture Yearbook 2023

Opening: 8/9/2023, 7 PM

What defines Swiss architecture, and how does it contribute to the overall quality of life in all parts of the country? The exhibition focuses on current construction and renovation projects with the aim of raising awareness about Swiss building culture and increase its visibility.

25.11.2023 - 14.04.2024

What if

Opening: 24/11/2023, 7 PM

Lost, rejected, abandoned or altered... There is a vast number of architectural designs that continue to be talked about in Switzerland, even though they have never been built. The S AM takes a look back at them and constructs a utopian-dystopian image of what Switzerland could have been.