Current issue: 9 – 2016


“Quality” must be a Basel word. It describes precisely the way in which collaboration is achieved through occasionally almost secretive consensus, and it applies to many building projects in the city. Quality has characterised architecture in Basel for a long time now and, it should not be forgotten, provides the basis for the international reputation of Swiss creative work. And if the Roche Tower, the symbol of a global presence, becomes an everyday companion, one is also justified in speaking about quality.

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werk, bauen + wohnen presents topical and critical reports about architecture within the international context. The theme-based issues offer in-depth analyses, comparisons and background information. The voice of the BSA (Bund Schweizer Architekten / Federation of Swiss Architects), werk, bauen + wohnen is in its 103nd year of publication.