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Few firms are as adept at remastering historic buildings as Herzog & de Meuron. From the Tate Modern in London to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, founders Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have proven time and again that strategic preservation is as innovative — if not more so — than new construction. Their latest project, an update to Switzerland’s Stadtcasino Basel concert venue, is no exception.

Bespoke LED sconces in the stairwell riff on the existing chandeliers in the 19th-century venue while reflecting off the hammered-metal ceilings.

Dating back to 1876 and situated along the southern periphery of their hometown’s Cultural Mile, the complex is home to one of Europe’s oldest and most acoustically prized...

A Theatrical Renovation Breathes New Life into the Stadtcasino Basel

“We wanted to bring together neo-baroque, classicist and contemporary elements to create a new kind of architecture that can exist only in Basel,” say Herzog & de Meuron.

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