Guided architecture tour – modern architecture in St. Johann

L'architettura moderna


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.


Tours ending after 6.00 pm are subject to an evening surcharge of CHF 60.
Bookings made less than 24 hours in advance are subject to an express surcharge of CHF 50.

Punto d’incontro

Totentanz, by the Janus sculpture