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Serpentine Pavilion architects take on Art Basel 'pop-up'

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Herzog & de Meuron has designed a temporary pavilion in Basel, Switzerland, to showcase art belonging to the Schaulager institution

Sat next to Hall 2 of the Messe Convention Center, the Schaulager Satellite will be open for two weeks up to and throughout the Art Basel fair.

The Schaulager Satellite will include a take-away, the Schaulager bookstore, Welcome House and two commissioned art pieces.

These ‘programmatic elements’ are contained within four boxes while the rest of the platform remains open to the public for free circulation.

Entered via a grand staircase, the pavilion contains a 8m-high faceted room with contents displayed within thick walls and on video monitors.

Five short films show how the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation collection is stored, maintained, researched and promoted in Schaulager.

Herzog & de Meuron, which designed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion with dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, has an international team of 34 associates and about 300 collaborators working on projects across Europe, North and South America and Asia.

The firm’s head office is in Basel with branch offices in Hamburg, London, Madrid and New York

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