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Renovation of historical structures

Transformation of Märthof Basel to boutique hotel

Märthof is to regain its former splendour and become a first-rate venue – for the people of Basel as well as guests from home and abroad. The historic building on Basel’s Marktplatz is undergoing extensive renovations and being converted into an upper four-star boutique hotel and restaurant with a bar. The hotel has 68 rooms, including eight junior suites and eight suites. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2021.

Guests will enjoy the unique location not only from the roof-top terrace with views over Basel’s skyline, but also inside the building. The transitions between the various areas on the ground floor are part of an open design concept where a generous, continuous open space has been created. All of the functional spaces are laid out like a strong backbone around the access core of the building and radiate outwards to the three exposed sides.

The outdoors area and the generous windows connect the building with the marketplace, while the restaurant and bar on Eisengasse provide locals and hotel guests with an ideal venue to meet up. Burckhardt+Partner’s vision for the redevelopment will also breathe fresh life into one of Basel’s most central squares.

Client
Coop Immobilien AG

Period of time
2017 – 2021

Photographer
Roman Weyeneth

Visualizations
Nightnurse Images, Zürich