The Schaulager Foundation is home to the impressive art collection of the Emanuel Hoffman Foundation. Interestingly enough, the building is open to the public for only five months (from May to September), holding only one exhibition a year. However, even if it's closed, it's worth coming down to just take a look at the building designed by Swiss architects Herzog&de Meuron. The Schaulager Foundation lies in the industrial area of Basel, its form reminiscent of a heavy, brutal warehouse. The facade is textured like rough sandpaper and looks as if it were made of dirt and rocks taken from the neighboring construction site. In place of windows, there are just "naturally cracked" ridges of glass. A small outbuilding with a gabled roof stands by the entrance to the Schaulager, amplifying the magnitude of the edifice.
Keywords: museum, museums, Basel