Basel – Zürich

From the most beautiful concrete buildings to an insight into timber/CLT building techniques


From Zürich to Basel – and perhaps also south to the mountains in Vals? Embark on a study tour where you can experience both urban environments and the mountains. Switzerland is synonymous with top quality in many areas – including architecture and urban development, from a deep understanding of the materials and research into new building technologies to designing the details. Switzerland also has the budget to be able to realise highly visionary and well-executed projects. 
Contact us if you have any questions or specific wishes. 
Program highlights: 

  • Vals and Zürich: Peter Zumthor’s projects

  • Projects by Herzog & de Meuron, Diener & Diener Architecten and other leading Swiss design studios

  • Wood/CLT: Visit to an abbey with a new extension constructed from wood – and a large municipal warehouse completed in just one week.

  • Sustainable urban development in Zürich: city walks in new residential areas, which the city council has established based on high environmental requirements, among other criteria 

  • Basel: swimming in the Rhine, a 3 km-long tour for those up for the challenge. Swim along the Rhine with shoes and clothing packed in the famous ‘Basel bags’ – in spring and late summer

  • Guided tour of a medtech park with a string of buildings designed by some of the world’s most prominent architects

  • A former industrial hall converted into a green park with 25 metre-high trees that grow upwards out of an enormous metal structure  

  • Visit to a university to learn about robot technology in wood building projects, among other things; visit to a commercial property, with presentation from experts 

  • Visit to  a new ‘natural’ outdoor swimming baths designed by Herzog & de Meuron; many of their projects are included in the program. 

  • Urban development and city planning: the area around Zürich’s train station and airport

  • Rudolf Steiner’s first school 


Number of days: 3-4 days 


Do you have a special interest in visiting schools in Switzerland?
We can also arrange a 2-day program focusing on new school buildings, contact us to hear more.

We arrange on-site guided tours with a variety of Swiss design studios.

Interested? Then call or write to us. We look forward to telling you more about Switzerland.

ArkiTours I/S

BLOXHUB, Bryghuspladsen 8
DK-1473 Copenhagen K
+45 2284 9396
+45 4162 6126
About ArkiTours

ArkiTours develop International architecture and design visiting programs for professionels within the construction industry- and for municipalities. Our customers are architect offices, Engineering companies, municipalities and social associations.

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