Guided architecture tour – modern architecture in St. Johann

Modern architecture


From the new Biozentrum to the new Novartis Pavillon: this guided tour offers an interesting cross section of Basel’s contemporary architecture scene.

The former working-class district of St. Johann exemplifies the way Basel is moving into the future. Well-known architects built impressive structures on the Novartis Campus, including the buildings by Diener & Diener, SANAA and Frank O. Gehry. The residential building by HHF Architects at Lichtstrasse 9 is particularly striking. Further to the west, between Voltaplatz and Basel St. Johann station, both residential and commercial buildings by Christ & Gantenbein, Heinrich Degelo and Buchner Bründler Architekten were constructed in 2010.

Additional charge

Express surcharge for bookings within 24 hours of tour start CHF 50.

Meeting point

Totentanz, by the Janus sculpture