The Mallorca firm isla architects (Marta Colón de Carvajal & Juan Palencia de Sarriá) won the bid to build the Basel Pavilion in the inaugural edition of Architekturwoche Basel, held from 9 to 15 May. It is located in the old Dreispitz industrial area of Münchenstein, a municipality in the Swiss canton of Basel-Landschaft, and is open to visitors up to October 2022.
Conceived as an open linear structure, an urban corridor and veranda, the building is a circular architecture whose components and materials are all reused elements which have been organized in a catalog. The 50-meter-long pavilion is composed of porticoed modules combined in five different units, each with its own construction system. The pitched roof has cuts at preset intervals to let daylight in. Inside is a continuous bench, stretching the entire 50-meter length of the pavilion and following the curve of its structure.