Tour — WHAT IF: Unbuilt Architecture in Switzerland

S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum
Thursday, 11 January

Whether lost, rejected, stalled or changed—there is a multitude of architectural designs that continue to be talked about to this day in Switzerland, even though they have never been executed. Those longed for, but not realized works are not single episodes but part of the everyday life of any architecture office, no matter how spoilt with success it may be.
In dialogue with almost two dozen architectural institutions from all parts of the country, the new exhibition at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum entitled “What If” attempts to make a representative selection from a nearly infinite pool of projects. These projects together draw a picture of an alternative Switzerland, in which the courage to embrace utopia is greater than the fear of avoiding mistakes.
On this day, there will be an English-language guided tour through the exhibit.
Cost is admission to the museum plus CHF 12.


S AM Schweizerisches Artchitekturmuseum
Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel

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