It is a little over two years since we began with the idea of creating a community that could offer more than current options in Switzerland for people entering the second half of life.
Since that time, we have been asking people what it is that they would like to see in their future home. Largely influenced by the responses we collected, Wohnen+ Basel has refined its ideas, and its search.
It hasn’t always been easy. Almost everyone we spoke to wants to live in Basel-Stadt, but as we know, land in Switzerland’s smallest canton is scarce. We have viewed a number of possible locations and the valuable experience that we gathered has given us the confidence that Westfeld meets our criteria and presents by far the best opportunity for our new housing solution.
We have made many friends on our journey. We can’t name them all, but here are some who, over the months, have given their time freely and enthusiastically, in helping us get to where we are now:
Susanna Berger – Domicile
Pascal Bögli & Jochen Seelos – SuperDraft Studio, Allschwil
Andreas Bründler & Daniel Buchner – Buchner Bründler Architekten
Barbara Buser & Ivo Balmer – denkstatt
Steven Cann & Barbara Manz – Zimmerfrei
Urs Buomberger & Raphael Schicker – Stiftung Habitat
Andreas Herbster – WohnStadt
Davy Hess & Sabine Meidinger – Engel & Völkers
Talya Nevo-Hacohen – Sabra Health Care, USA
Mike Golub – Website
Margrit Hugentobler – ETH WohnForum
Esther Iten – Generationenhaus Obstgarten, Gattikon (ZH)
Rudi Roth – RothBoardAdvisory RBA GmBH
Andreas Stöcklin – restudio
Jörg Vitelli – Wohnbaugenossenschaften Nordwestschweiz
Kate Watson, John Baker and Marina Neuburger –
Anna Wirz – The English Show
Peter Würmli & Judith Bucher – LeNa Haus
...plus of course, Claudio Paulin, Claudia Bauersachs, Sheila Currás and Samira de Bortoli – wohnen&mehr