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Activities

IAPCO Fun Run & Walk

We are pleased to offer a complimentary Running Tour during IAPCO AM & GA 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

The IAPCO Fun Run & Walk will be offered on Friday, 15 February 2019 by local, avid runners who will provide a run past several city landmarks along the Rhine river. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going before the first conference day.

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Tours - Saturday, 16 February 2019

Stories of Basel’s Old Town / 16.00 h (60-75 min) / 3 groups à 20 participants

Join us on a journey back through the ages. There can be few other cityscapes where buildings dating back as far as the fifteenth century engage so harmoniously and vibrantly with the contemporary creations of internationally distinguished architects. On our tour, we'll tell you facts and anecdotes about Basel and the background to its development while passing historic buildings such as the Town Hall, the Basel Cathedral (Münster) and the Barfüsserkirche. We'll also explain a lot about the city's present situation. As well as taking you to some picturesque corners of the Old Town, we'll show you places that closely reflect Basel's present-day Zeitgeist, such as the Museum der Kulturen and the Tinguely fountain.

 

Novartis Campus / 16.00 h (60-75 min) / limited to 20 participants

The project benefits the company, its employees and the city of Basel, which has been the home base of Novartis for more than 20 years. Discover this place of innovation and research with us. You have the opportunity to hear about the history and work philosophy of the campus on selected Saturdays and to see the office and laboratory buildings from the outside, with expert guidance around the facility by Novartis employees. This tour along the site's principal axis includes numerous buildings by architects such as Diener & Diener, Sejima & Nishizawa (SANAA), Frank O. Gehry, David Chipperfield, Tadao Ando and others as well as various artworks and green areas. Novartis donates the majority of the proceeds to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

 

Fondation Beyeler / 15.30 - 16.45 h / limited to 20 participants

Join us on a visit to one of the most important museums worldwide and the Picasso Exhibition.

Art collectors Ernst and Hildy Beyeler gathered a unique collection of classical modern and original art from Africa and Oceania. Architect Renzo Piano designed a spectacular museum building to house the impressive collection. On our tour we will introduce you to this amazing collection and spend some time appreciating the architecture of the museum building itself, as well as exploring the ever-changing temporary exhibitions.

 

Roche Tower / 16.00 h (60-75 min) / limited to 20 participans

The office high-rise offers employees an attractive work environment and top-quality infrastructure, creating outstanding conditions for successful teamwork and thus also promoting entrepreneurial innovation.

The planned tours also give people who are interested the opportunity to experience the highlights of the building, to view work and break zones, to learn about the building elements that are typical of the architectural style of Otto Rudolf Salvisberg, and take a look at Basel. Public tours will be offered in English.