The Architekturwoche Basel (AWB) will be held for the first time from 9–15 May 2022. This new biennial platform for architecture and urban development is an initiative of the Architektur Dialoge Foundation. Organized under artistic director Chrissie Muhr, the inaugural edition of AWB 2022 addresses the theme of “Reale Räume” (Real Spaces) – examining how globalization, digitalization, migration, climate change and the pandemic affect daily life in the urban spaces around us.
Featuring over 100 lectures, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, films, concerts and performances, the programme is aimed at a broad public. The events will take place in Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and neighbouring regions of France and Germany. The parallel Open House Basel event is also being staged again during the weekend of 14/15 May 2022.
This year’s focus is on the “Reale Räume” (Real Spaces) of three current development sites: Dreispitz (Münchenstein), Bachgraben (Allschwil) and Klybeck (Basel). The AWB is using various formats to promote dialogue between experts and local protagonists.
The Forum offers the opportunity to discover these development sites and exchange views on the urban transformation process with the various stakeholders.
Trouvailles is an award given to architects as a commission for the development of non-built open and urban spaces in the public sphere. Through a variety of interventions, the AWB would like to invite the public and architects to perceive the city in a new way.
The first Basel Pavillon made of reused building components will be presented on the Dreispitz site as part of the AWB: a temporary open venue whose architecture demonstrates new possibilities for climate-friendly construction and the circular economy.
For the Open Office format, numerous architecture, engineering and planning offices in the city and surrounding region open their doors to share insights into the design and production of architecture.
The AWB programme includes numerous Partner Events. Local institutions and organizations contribute to the Architekturwoche with lectures, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and performances.