Garagem Sul | Architecture Exhibitions

baüburo in situ

Reuse and Upcycling


zwischennutzung verteilzentrale pratteln, bauburo insitu © Denkstatt

Barbara Buser © Denkstatt

The lecture programme of 2020 has changed due to the measures against the new Coronavirus - Covid 19. Soon, we will announce new dates.

Common Field
 is a lecture series co-produced by CCB/Garagem Sul and Lisbon Architecture Triennale

The third event of the year sets sights on the transformation and reuse of pre-existent buildings and infrastructure. Our guest is Swiss architect Barbara Buser, co-founder of both architectural practice baubüro in situ and denkstatt — a think-tank specialized in project development. Buser introduces their strategic and concrete approach to pre-existing structures and examines the role of architects as mediators within complex processes of transformation — including the interplay of profitability and financing, planning and construction, communication and participation.

Barbara Buser is a Swiss architect, with a Master of Architecture from ETH Zürich and a Master of Advanced Studies in Energy Engineering from FHNW Muttenz. In 1998 she co-founded the architectural practice baubüro mitte — afterwards renamed baüburo in situ — together with Eric Honegger. Buser is also founder and partner of denkstatt, a think-tank specialized in project development in urban and rural contexts, as well as of Kantensprung, a company that has transformed a former machine factory into a popular community center in the area of Gundeldingen in Basel. Since October 2014 she has been transforming the Markthalle Basel into a lively platform for alimentation.