This tower is part of the renovation of the St. Jakob sports and event halls in Basel. As object it provides an urbanist accent, functionally it is linked (underground) to the St. Jakob halls. The volume contains a kiosk, ticket counter, ATM and bus stop. Eventually the air-conditioning plant for the halls will be installed here. In addition, the tower functions as a meeting place and an information and advertising pillar. A 5 x 2.7 metre LED display built into the north façade shows programmes, announcements and match results.
How to get there?
St. Jakobshalle can easily be reached by public transport. Journey time from Basel main station ("Basel SBB") to St. Jakob: approx. 20 minutes. From train station "Badischer Bahnhof": approx. 15 minutes.
The stop "St. Jakob" on the tram-line 14 and on the bus-line 36 is located right in front of the St. Jakobshalle.