Bild/Photo: Paul Camenisch, Architekturbild, 1924 (Ausschnitt). Aquarell auf Papier. Sammlung Peter Suter, Basel

The exhibition (Die geträumte Stadt. Nicht realisierte Planungsprojekte für Basel) presents hitherto little-known 20th-century ideas for town planning in Basel that have not been realised and places them in their current context.

It shows that ambitious projects are also being worked on and realised today, even if they were previously considered “dreams”.

Surveys of the history of construction and planning reveal the leaps in scale and significance that the city has made from the pre-industrial city to the post-industrial, globally networked business location of the knowledge society.