06 Mar 2012 - MAR 2012 - VOLKSHAUS BASEL

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Volkshaus Basel re-opens
BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 6 March 2012 - The Volkshaus Basel re-opens its Bar and Brasserie to the public after one year of restoration and reconstruction. In several steps, it will now be remodeled and former uses reinstated such as hotel, shop and library. Herzog & de Meuron's intervention aims to revitalize the diversity of this location which is so important to the life of Basel, while at the same time restoring its architectural identity. The extent of the intervention will vary from room to room, determined by the individual requirements of each space and based on detailed analysis of its current status. Based on the original architecture of 1925, the Volkshaus will be preserved in all its diversity and complexity and will reflect the spirit of its own history.