Swiss Architecture Museum

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Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM)
Kunsthalle Basel street side 2008-03-30.jpg

Building of the Kunsthalle Basel
place Basel (Steinenberg 7)
architect Peter Märkli (interior renovation)
opening 1984
Number of visitors (annually) 34,424 (2018)
S AM Foundation Swiss Architecture Museum, Andreas Ruby (Dir.)

The Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM) in Basel deals with the international debates on architecture and urbanism as well as their socio-political aspects in changing exhibitions and events . The museum also issues publications, and there are accompanying events for each exhibition.


The "Architekturmuseum AM" was founded in 1984 as a foundation. It originally occupied four floors of the Domus House, built in 1958 by the architects Rasser and Vadi , which is one of the rare examples of modern architecture from the 1950s in Basel. In 2004 the museum moved to the Kunsthalle Basel . In 2006 the "Architecture Museum AM" was renamed "S AM Swiss Architecture Museum".


  • Ulrike Jehle Schulte-Strathaus (founding director, until 2006)
  • Francesca Ferguson (2006-2009)
  • Hubertus Adam (2013-2015)
  • Andreas Ruby (since 2016)


Since its inception, the museum has put on around 150 exhibitions and countless accompanying events in the form of lectures, panel discussions, talks, workshops, guided tours and numerous publications accompanying the exhibition.

Exhibitions by the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum (selection)

  • 2019 Swim City
  • 2018 Sense of density - forms of urban coexistence in Switzerland
  • 2017 Bengal Stream
  • 2017 in country out of country
  • 2017 throughout Switzerland
  • 2015 Bernhard Tschumi
  • 2014 Young Swiss Architects
  • 2013 Luginsland. Architecture with a view
  • 2012 City Inc.
  • 2011 The Object of Zionism
  • 2010 Richard Neutra
  • 2009 Madelon Vriesendorp
  • 2008 Balkanology

Exhibitions by the Architekturmuseum AM (selection)

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

Coordinates: 47 ° 33 '13.8 "  N , 7 ° 35' 27"  E ; CH1903:  611,457  /  two hundred and sixty-seven thousand and twenty-four