After the Party 2.0 – The Vertical Fairground [M2]

In HHF’s fall 2022 semester GSD Module Option Studio After the Party – The Vertical Fairground, students will reimagine the center of the fairground Messe Basel and its pinnacle event Art Basel. Students will elaborate on speculative projects aiming at redefinition how fair life and everyday life alternate and complement each other in the heart of the city of Basel. The studio will be led by Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann, and Simon Frommenwiler, with weekly contact hours. In addition, there will be workshops with a structural engineer, the city architect, and the decision makers of Messe Basel and Art Basel.

A tentatively planned study trip to Switzerland, including a workshop in Basel and a road trip through Switzerland, will explore the Swiss landscape of historical and recent architecture and put students in exchange with protagonists of contemporary architectural production.