Commissioned artwork, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, November 2018
Commissioned work for the entrance portal of the exhibition: Dichtelust. The term density is conspicuously negative in Switzerland. In the political discussion about the urban planning and spatial planning development of Switzerland, density is often used as a battle concept and conjures images of horrors of “built-up” cities and horror scenarios of high-rise buildings that “overgrow” grown urban centers. This negative image needs to be corrected. The exhibition illustrates what density really means, namely a meaningful exploitation of the developable territory. How materializes density in the city, is one of the key questions. Because density does not automatically mean “building high” but, above all, compact. And density, used properly, is the best means of avoiding density stress.