9 – 15 May 2022
The Architekturwoche Basel will be held for the first time from 9 – 15 May 2022. This new biennial platform for architecture and urban development is an initiative of the Architektur Dialoge Foundation. 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 daily life in 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. The parallel Open House Basel event is also being staged again during the weekend of 14/15 May 2022.
In addition to various formats, the AWB programme includes numerous partner events. Local institutions and organizations contribute to the Architekturwoche with lectures, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and performances.
Forum Bachgraben - The City is Landscape!
12 May 2022 / Kreuzstrasse 4, 4123 Allschwil
In the Swiss-French border landscape between Basel-Stadt and the municipality of Allschwil (Basel-Landschaft), urban and rural meet in a zone of transition.The BaseLink project in the Bachgraben development site is becoming a testing ground for climate-friendly construction on a large scale. Under the title “Stadt ist Landschaft” (The city is landscape!), the Forum Bachgraben asks how new sustainability standards and an expanded understanding of urban landscape can be jointly conceived and planned.
The Forum Bachgraben starts in the afternoon at 2pm with tours to get to know the area and ends in the evening with a panel discussion. It is aimed at professionals as well as the general public. The site tours are initiated by AWB together with local protagonists from the area. The content and itinerary are determined by the individual protagonists. In collaboration with: @senn.com. Admission is free, but registration is requested (reservations can be booked here from mid-April).
14:00 – 18:00 / Bachgraben, Allschwil and Parc des Carrières
A View – The Landscape of the City
Thu 14:00 – 14:45 / 16:00 – 16:45
Guided Tour by Lars Ruge, Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG
18:00 / HORTUS (Alternative location in case of bad weather: Innovation Garage)
Moderated by Angelika Hinterbrandner, a keynote by architect Anupama Kundoo opens the panel with Stefan Marbach (HdM), Lars Ruge (Vogt LA) and Jürgen Johner (Gem. Allschwil). Continued at the bar and grill at HORTUS by Vulcanelli.
A project of: @architekturwochebasel
Initiated by: @architekturdialoge, artistic direction @chrissiemuhr
Supported by: @christophmerianstiftung