Event Hall

From the tram stop, going past the urban restaurant, that is open to the public, you can reach the pillar-free Event Hall through the inviting entrance foyer all on the same level. The Congress Center Basel is linked directly, via a walkway, to the Event Hall and the exhibition hall designed by Herzog & de Meuron. The hall complex is not only an architectural highlight but also satisfies the most innovative and demanding of customer wishes through its state-of-the-art facilities.

Pillar-free hall on the ground floor of the new hall by Herzog & de Meuron

Technical data Event Hall


 3'300 hall without partition
 2'600 hall with partition
 1'913 foyer (incl. gallery)

 Clear height  9.5 m
 Concert seating     3000
 Seminar seating  1792
 Banquet seating  1826
 Stage/podium  flexible installation
 Sound system   flexible installation                
 Simultaneous interpretation system        flexible installation
 Cabins for interpreters         --
 Video and data projection                flexible installation           
 Film screen  flexible installation
 Lighting system     flexible installation

Facts Event Hall

  • Pillar-free hall on the ground floor of the hall complex by Herzog & de Meuron
  • Foyer with cloakrooms and generously-dimensioned sanitary facilities
  • Especially suitable for plenary sessions, concerts, gala dinners, exhibitions and sports events
  • Room-in-room concept for the best acoustics and room quality
  • As an alternative to room-in-room, daylight is also available through the glazed rear wall
  • Flexibly installable stage
  • Basic audio-visual equipment, upgradable in stages
  • Pre-rig designed especially for the hall, including for elaborate event installations
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Minergie Standard Label BS-054
  • Unique inscription system with a gigantic LED illuminated strip (112 rm) in the foyer