Blogs

A Stroll Through Basel’s Hardwald

Members and friends of W+B gathered early yesterday afternoon for the latest in our series of local walks in the Basel region. Hardwald forest, a peaceful wooded oasis and a popular local recreation area on the outskirts of Basel, is just a short way upstream from the...

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A Visit to Switzerland’s Tallest Building

In a week of otherwise poor weather, on Saturday 22 October blue skies and sunshine bathed much of Switzerland. Lucky us (again!), for this was the day we had arranged for our latest Community Event – a visit to Roche’s latest “intelligent” Building 2 in Kleinbasel....

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Breathing the History Basel

Although the earliest traces of settlement in what is now Basel date back 2900 years, the city that grew to become to the thriving hub of north-west Switzerland really began to take shape under Roman rule, acquiring the name Basilia in the 4th century. It was some of...

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Ship ahoy! – Open Day

24 September 2022 | Phase 1 of the new Westfeld ‘village’ is almost complete, and the non-profit association, wohnen&mehr, threw open the doors last weekend to show the public what is in store. Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of visitors from far and wide...

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A Stroll through the Ermitage

Fortunately, the recent hot weather took a cooler turn, helped by overcast skies, as we set out on 6 August on our latest Verein walk to explore the 40-hectare Ermitage in Arlesheim. Opened in 1785, and preserved to the present day, this Basel-Land beauty spot is less...

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W+ B Leases – Update

28 July 2022: Wohnen+ Basel passed another major milestone in its journey with the publication last week of details of the lease for our new homes in Westfeld. The lease has been developed in German and English and was explained section by section at a special meeting...

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Sustainable Building Materials

Followers of this website will be aware that sustainability stands front and central to our aims. This is also a founding principle of the Westfeld site developer, wohnen&mehr. Less well-known is the fact that w&m were project partners in the creation of the...

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