VeloCity

VeloCity thematisiert das Velo als individuelles Verkehrsmittel in Bezug auf Stadtentwicklung und Architektur.

In 2011, Christian W. Blaser has inspired the idea of «VeloCity» through a journey and the visit of new districts and architecture in Copenhagen. The enthusiasm about the city‘s consistent development, especially with regard to traffic and architecture, and the obvious willingness of the population and society to experiment with it, encouraged us to present the bicycle and the relation to space and city here in Basel in the dialogue format of «schauraum-b».

Basel is one of the top 10 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. This fact, the spirit of the city and its political will, have the potential to make Basel even a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly city. We believe that Basel is at a turning point in terms of individual transport, and that cycling represents an opportunity for the development of the city and for architecture.

Velocity explores the bike as an individual transport mode in terms of urban development and architecture. The exhibition, together with the current buildings of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group from Copenhagen, a dozen single speeds and fixed gear bikes were displayed as art and cult objects.

A series of lectures with speakers from the fields of urban development, architecture, commercial and transport planning complemented the exhibition.