Masterpieces of Contemporary Architecture
Basel hides a very modern face between his friendly and human urbanism. There are very few tall buildings and the distances of the city are relatively short, which makes it an ideal population for the pedestrians, far from the big urban metropolis. In addition Basel also has an impressive abundance of real masterpieces of contemporary architecture.
The list of buildings made by renowned international architects in Basel is very long: Renzo Piano’s Beyeler Foundation, the Vitra complex in the nearby town of Weil am Rhein, is made up of buildings by architects such as ZahaHadid with the fire station, Frank Gehry with The Design Museum, Álvaro Siza Vieira with the factory building and Tadao Ando with the Conference Center. Of modern and contemporary architecture do not miss either the Tinguely Museum and the Bank of International settlements of Mario Botta and works of the studio Herzog & de Meuron that has its headquarters in the city. All this without forgetting the works of Mario Botta or Richard Meier. For all this Basel is an ideal place to discover some of the best known contemporary architects.
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