Stadtcasino, new build

Casino-Gesellschaft Basel in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects, London, UK


Basel, Switzerland




  • In a public relations effort to promote understanding of the controversial winning project, the Casino Company would like to make an attractive model of the project to be displayed on their premises.

My solutions

  • With the model I want to convey that the project, despite its large volume, has a certain lightness to it. The upper floors to some extent ‘float’ over the ground floor.
  • To impart a suitable, lightly diffuse surface structure to the façade (which extends beyond the roof), as a last step I add a grid sheet to the thermoformed and pre-milled moldings, which I then coat with a fine paint.

Fabrication process

CNC- and manual processing, thermofold molds