sam - lookout. architecture with a view


Luginsland. Architektur mit Aussicht

With the exhibition ‘Lookout. Architecture with a view’ an entire exhibition is dedicated to Lookout Architecture for the first time.

Lookout Architecture- a building category that emerged during the touristic allotment of the countryside in the 19th century– has become more popular in different countries and continents over the last few years. On the one hand Lookout towers have emerged as visitation platforms in innercity
transformation zones. On the other hand, these towers gain a new significance through the ecological interest in nature. The interest in spectacular star-Architecture, also lead to the erection of Look-out-towers in recent years.
The exhibition in the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum shows a panorama of architectural interventions of the gaze onto the landscape, from the last 15 years.


BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Christ & Gantenbein Architekten, Corinna Menn, Didier Faustino / Mésarchitecture, Günter Zamp Kelp, Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth, HHF architects, J. MAYER H. Architects, Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor, Kirchspitz Architekten + Ingenieure, LAAC Archi- tekten, MVRDV, search, Studio Mario Botta, terrain: architects and landscape architects, unstudio, Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum, Basel, CH