Our Story

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:

Hartmann Ammann

Petra Arida

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 –
     Centrepoint Basel

Anna Wirz – The English Show   

Peter Würmli & Judith Bucher –  LeNa Haus

Dianne Young

...plus of course, Claudio Paulin, Claudia Bauersachs, Sheila Currás and  Samira de Bortoli – wohnen&mehr