Local History

Riehen, Fondation Beyeler. Bild/Photo: TES.

Extension of Fondation Beyeler

The Fondation Beyeler has become one of the most famous art museums in Switzerland. Located in Riehen, it makes a significant contribution to the attractiveness of the Basel region. Many visitors attend exhibitions or events and enjoy the beautiful park and museum building (Renzo Piano). The Fondation recently acquired the neighbouring Islein-Weber Park. This extension will connect the two parks. Besides, three new buildings, adapted to the houses of Riehen, will complete the complex. A new House of Art, a pavilion for events and a building for administration. The size of the gardens will be doubled, and a new recreational area will appear in the centre of Riehen. The new buildings will blend harmoniously into the natural environment, just like the present architecture (Source and further information: www.fondationbeyeler.ch).