[Francesca Pompei - Stadtcasino Basel - COVER IMG] The red snake-Stadtcasino Basel, by Herzog and De Meuron

Stadtcasino Basel

LocationRome, Italy
StudioFrancesca Pompei

The Stadtcasino Basel dates to 1824 but its current facilities come from later: the 1876 Musiksaal, the Hans Huber Hall from 1905 and the Casino completed in 1939. In 2012 the famous archistars duo Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to restore and extend the interiors in the same neo-Baroque architectural tradition of the original designed by J.Jakob Stehlin. The new Musiksaal, home to the Basel Symphony Orchestra and a Swiss landmark, reopened in 2020 but it was closed due to the Covid pandemic immediately after.