Volkshaus Basel

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For a bar and brasserie designed by avant-garde architects Herzog & de Meuron, Volkshaus Basel appears surprisingly restrained. But that’s the point.

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Built in 1925 to house a concert hall, restaurant, hotel, and library, years of renovations and modifications had obliterated the building’s initial character.

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Rather than add yet another new layer, the architects peeled back as many of the alterations as they could to restore the building’s architectural identity, and then took design cues from the original structure and archival photos.

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For a bar and brasserie designed by avant-garde architects Herzog & de Meuron, Volkshaus Basel appears surprisingly restrained. But that’s the point. Built in 1925 to house a concert hall, restaurant, hotel, and library, years of renovations and modifications had obliterated the building’s initial character.

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Rather than add yet another new layer, the architects peeled back as many of the alterations as they could to restore the building’s architectural identity, and then took design cues from the original structure and archival photos.

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Source: www.volkshaus-basel.ch

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