The empty symphony

PrizeFinalists in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyFP-Francesca Pompei
ArtistFrancesca Pompei
CategoryProfessional
Design TeamFrancesca Pompei
ClientStadtcasino Basel
CreditFrancesca Pompei

The Stadtcasino Basel opened in 1824 but its current facilities come from later: the 1876 Musiksaal, the Hans Huber Hall from 1905 and the Casino in 1939. In 2012 the archistars Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to restore and extend the building in the same neo-Baroque architectural tradition of the 19th-century original interiors designed by Johann Jakob Stehlin. The new Musiksaal, home to the Basel Symphony Orchestra and a Swiss landmark, inaugurated in 2020 but it was closed due to the Covid pandemic immediately after. Basically still unknown, it has reopened just in the Summer 2021.